MONTPELIER — The Montpelier Village Council is talking about whether they want to allow a medicinal marijuana dispensary in the village, though there is no one is currently looking to put one there.
Village Manager Jason Rockey said Megan Hausch, executive director of the Williams County Economic Development Corporation, asked if the council would be interested in possibly having a medicinal marijuana dispensary in town.
During Monday night’s council meeting, Rockey said he expected the dispensaries would be heavily regulated, just like grow facilities are, and few dispensaries would be allowed in the state.
“It’s certainly not guaranteed and I think it’s probably unlikely a community like ours would be selected,” he said. “However, if there (are) any communities that don’t want to pursue that, Megan would like to be able to pass that on to the businesses that have inquired.”
Because of the way the village’s zoning ordinances are written, any dispensary that would open would be in the industrial park.
Councilman Don Schlosser said he remembered before he was on council when medical marijuana was first legalized and the council was discussing allowing a growing operation.
“A bunch of people came in who were opposed to it,” he