September 7, 2021
WATERTOWN, S.D.–The Watertown City Council continued its debate Tuesday night on the rules and regulations for medical marijuana sales in the city.
The council passed a motion requiring a limit of three dispensaries that can sell medical cannabis with the city limits. The motion also included language that puts the application fee to sell it at $25,000, with an annual $25,000 renewal fee.
Councilman Mike Danforth favored a “go slow” approach on the number of dispensaries…
Councilman Dan Schutte also favored a dispensary limit of three…
Two earlier motions were defeated. One would have allowed an unlimited number of dispensaries, with a $25,000 application fee. That was defeated on a 4-3 vote.
A motion by Councilman Glen Vilhauer to limit the number of dispensaries to six was also rejected by a 6-1 margin.
At their meeting on September 20th, the council will hold a second and final reading of the ordinance approved Tuesday night.