Updated: Apr 27, 2019
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The Springfield City Council on Monday voted to keep medical marijuana dispensaries at least 1,000 feet from schools and day care facilities, rolling back a smaller buffer approved at a previous meeting.
The change was Councilman Craig Hosmer's second attempt at keeping dispensaries and small medical marijuana manufacturers, such as bakeries, farther away from places that serve children. At the April 8 meeting, the council rejected the same amendment with a 4-4 vote in favor of keeping the buffer at 200 feet.
On Monday, Hosmer told council members it was "bad policy" to have the smaller buffer, pointing out that cities in Colorado and Washington have capped the space at 1,000 feet.
But critics who testified during public comment said the larger buffer would make it difficult to find places to put their businesses.