• Medical marijuana dispensaries one step closer in Orange Park

    By: Kevin Clark , Action News Jax


    A zoning board in Orange Park recommended the approval of medical marijuana dispensaries Thursday, leaving the final decision up to the town council.

    The town has a temporary ban on dispensaries through October, which it passed last year.

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    Now, with medical marijuana legal in Florida, Orange Park needs to decide what to do in the long term.

    According to Florida’s new medical marijuana law, counties and municipalities can pass an ordinance choosing to ban the dispensaries.

    If they choose not to ban the dispensaries, the businesses will face zoning restrictions similar to what pharmacies face. 

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