Newtown Supervisors Approve an Ordinance That Allows Medical Marijuana Growers & Processors | Newtown News of Interest |

Faced with implementing Pennsylvania’s new medical marijuana program, the board of supervisors approved a joint zoning ordinance which would specify where dispensaries, as well as growers and processors could be located in the area.

After a brief public hearing at the Nov. 28 meeting, the board voted 4-0 to authorize the measure.

Approving the ordinance were: Chairman Phil Calabro, along with Supervisors Linda Brobrin, John Mack and Dennis Fisher. Supervisor Kyle Davis did not attend the meeting.

Because Newtown Township is part of a joint municipal zoning consortium with neighboring Upper Makefield and Wrightstown Townships, any zoning ordinances regulating the location of these cannabis operations must approved by all three municipalities, known as the ‘jointure,’ in order to take effect.

If one of the municipalities turns it down, then the matter is effectively dead.