Collier to consider marijuana moratorium

Posted at 11:01 PM, Feb 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-13 23:01:29-05

Collier County Commissioners will introduce a proposal Tuesday at the county commission meeting temporarily banning medical marijuana in the county.

If passed, Collier would be the largest municipality in Southwest Florida to pass a freeze on marijuana dispensaries since voters legalized medicinal marijuana in Florida last fall.

The moratorium would last 6 months, while commissioners figure out how dispensaries fit into zoning laws.

Marco Island is considering a similar ordinance.

Bonita Springs, and Estero passed temporary freezes on dispensaries shortly after Amendment 2 was approved.