New regulations that marijuana businesses must abide by may soon be adopted by the city of Belton. During a meeting on Tuesday night, the city council is scheduled to examine a variety of topics, including when and where dispensaries can start.
Licensed dispensaries could only be open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. if the proposal were to be accepted. Friday and Saturday nights would see the hours extended till 11:59 p.m. An active school, childcare center, church, or dispensary could not be located more than 1,000 feet away from any of these locations under the city’s proposed ordinance.
In order to prevent others from smelling the Marijuana inside, dispensaries would also need to be located inside a commercial structure and have their own ventilation systems. All materials, goods, and equipment associated with marijuana would have to be kept and sold inside a completely enclosed structure that locks, according to the item on Belton’s agenda.
Since consuming any products in a dispensary would be against the law, dispensaries would not be permitted to let clients or workers sample the product. Members of the Belton City Council will likely debate whether to put the question of a marijuana tax on the ballot for voting on April 4 as well.
3% more tax would be levied on any marijuana used for recreational purposes if voters ultimately approve the sales tax. The city would use the money for things like public safety issues when it was transferred to it.