The city’s planning department wants dispensaries on major streets like South Washington or South Columbia near Altru Hospital — close to other retailers.
Tonight the city council is set to give an early approval of an ordinance keeping dispensaries 1-thousand feet from a school.
City leaders say they want to treat dispensaries like any other medical supplier.
“These are like pharmacies we’re treating them a little bit more like pharmacies because we don’t require pharmacies to be more than 1-thousand feet from schools,” said Ryan Brooks, of the Planning Department.
The final vote on the ordinance is expected in two weeks.