A public hearing was held by the City of Red Bud’s Organizing Commission on Tuesday, Nov. 19, and regardless of the subject regarding the future of cannabis retail firms in town, practically no one particular attended.
Aside from the commission members, the only other folks in attendance had been Mayor Tim Lowry, some city council members and one particular reporter.
Lowry noted that the matter had been an ongoing subject of discussion for the city council, with the aldermen discussing it more than the course of various committee meetings. He added that the council’s concern was that the state legislation regarding legalized cannabis is not entirely clear. So they really feel the city should really initially opt out of enabling any retail firms and to see how it operates, or does not, in other locations initially.
“That’s not an iron-clad no,” Lowry stated. “We’re going to be objective sufficient that if some thing does come along that could be a one of a kind chance for Red Bud, we could permit that.”
Police Chief John Brittingham commented on the burden that legalized cannabis would have on his division. “We’re not entirely set up for it but.”
For a lot more from this public hearing, please see this week’s print edition.