The Columbia City Council passed regulations for medical marijuana facilities at its meeting Monday night.
The council also created a 500-foot buffer between medical marijuana dispensaries and churches, schools and daycare centers and struck down the second-floor amendment that was proposed earlier. It also voted to eliminate the cap on the number of cultivation and infused-product manufacturing facilities.
Amendment 2, which allows Missouri to grow, manufacture, test and sell medical marijuana was passed Nov. 6.
The Department of Health and Senior Services is required by Amendment 2 to promote regulations for facilities engaged in medical marijuana cultivation, infused-products, testing or dispensing medical marijuana, according to a May 9 staff report to the Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission.
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