Akron passes medical marijuana freeze citing lack of regulations

AKRON, Ohio -- Akron is freezing the cultivation, processing or sale of medical marijuana in the city for a year.

Akron City Council passed the moratorium on Monday after medical marijuana became lawful in Ohio last week.

Mayor Dan Horrigan, who introduced the legislation, says the state lawmakers legalized medical marijuana but failed to issue rules and regulations about licensing and doctor recommendations. He says the city will use the time to study the effect of the new law.

Horrigan says patients who have a doctor's recommendation can still lawfully use medical marijuana in the city.

Other communities in the region considering moratoriums include Avon Lake, Broadview Heights, Brookpark, Brecksville and Strongsville.

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