The Ordinance That Will Be Reviewed That Night Would Also Ok Academic Clinics And Research Centers.

Bethlehem medical marijuana hearing date set on May 2 in Town Hall. A medical marijuana grower may only grow it indoors within an enclosed, secure building and cannot locate within 1,000 feet of the property line of a school or day care center, according to comments made during Tuesday night’s council meeting by Darlene Heller, director of planning and zoning. The ordinance that council will review would allow medical marijuana to be grown in several industrial districts in the city. This would include some portions of the former Bethlehem Steel plant and the city’s office research district. The ordinance that will be reviewed that night would also OK academic clinics and research centers. They can be located in office and research districts and industrial districts along with commercial Medical marijuana stocks and office mixed use districts. The commonwealth has designated that the Lehigh Valley would have two dispensary licensees and two growers or processors. Each dispensary permit would allow up to two additional sites. In other business Tuesday night, council approved a resolution for the city to forward a grant request for the upgrade and expansion of the trail system in and around the Monocacy Park complex. The grant funds requested, in the amount of more than $285,000, are from Northampton County are proposed to matched with DCNR funds, which means the project is not expected to require city funding. All rights reserved.

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