Pittsburgh City Council passes medical marijuana zoning legislation

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday passed legislation that creates zoning regulations for selling and growing medical marijuana.

The bill was introduced earlier in November by city councilman Corey O'Conner to ensure appropriate standards would be in place for soon-to-be-licensed businesses. He said there is high interest in businesses starting operations in Pittsburgh since state approval earlier in the year.

O'Conner has said that it is important for the city to be proactive and not restrictive.

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