Manatee County to consider marijuana moratorium

10/25/16–A six-month moratorium on medical marijuana businesses is likely to be enacted in Manatee County if Florida voters pass Amendment 2. The County Commission voted unanimously to instruct county attorneys to write an ordinance imposing a 180-day ban on any rezonings, for sale permits or other authorizations for dispensaries and other businesses related to medical marijuana. A moratorium ordinance would have to be subject to public hearings before the Planning Commission and County Commission and could be adopted by Dec. 13. Read