There was no opposition to a marijuana dispensary ordinance during a hearing on the matter in Chadds Ford Township held Oct. 27. However, a couple of residents expressed concerns about one application for a dispensary previously filed. Supervisors didn’t vote on the matter. That is supposed to happen at the regular board meeting next Wednesday, Nov. 3.
An issue of concern for Eric Gardner is that an applicant has already filed for a dispensary at the site of a former bank on Oakland Road at Route 202. That building has a drive-through window for the bank’s operation. Gardner said he’s concerned that people would use the drive-through and start using the cannabis in the car, especially should the state legalize recreational cannabis, not just medical.
Gardner wanted to know whether the application could be restricted to deny the use of that window, or if a new owner could be restricted from using the window. But solicitor Mike Maddren the window can be used because the application was made before the ordinance was written, and that the approval goes with the land, not the tenant.
That location is currently zoned B Business which allows for pharmaceutical use. However, if the state legalizes