Charlotte's City Council has decided that they're not going to allow cannabis shops in the city anytime soon, but the community could see cannabis growing and processing facilities.
On average, each dispensary brings in about $28,000 in tax revenues to a community according to Mayor Michael Armitage. City officials didn't move forward with dispensaries because they didn't believe those revenues would offset the administrative burden, he said.
"Doing a dispensary program is going to bring in a lot of administrative work. There are a lot of requirements that the city would have to follow by state law to be able to enact such a program," Armitage said. "And right now, we're having a hard time keeping City Hall open five days a week." Councilman Branden Dyer wanted to see dispensaries.
"I mean at a future date, and if there's a council that is interested in it, we can explore it. And if citizens want to, citizens can petition for a ballot initiative. So, you know it's not dead in the water, but, at this point, I want to move forward with exploring manufacturing," Dyer said.
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