Danville Council Weighs Recreational Marijuana Sales

Danville Council Weighs Recreational Marijuana Sales

Danville City Council members heard both support and opposition from citizens at their meeting last night (Tuesday) on the proposal to allow the sale of recreational marijuana in the city.  Gary Brownfield of Danville told council members he had been doing some research about marijuana on Web M.D. ……

{‘’It can be very highly addictive.  The potency of the drug can be extremely high now a days – much more so than years past,’’ said Brownfield.  ‘’It can affect mental health.  It can leave people feeling anxious, fearful or panicky.  I can raise chances for clinical depression,’’ added Brownfield.}

Cindy Parr-Barrett is in favor of allowing the sale of recreational marijuana in Danville….

{‘’A dispensary would provide a regulated, legal alternative. The product will be safer.  It will provide easier access for those who need this for a medical option – including the Opioid Alternative Program.  It will provide a previously unavailable source of revenue to the city.  It can provide jobs,’’ added Parr-Barrett.   

Phillip Thomas is part owner of a restaurant that closed earlier on Lynch Road.  He says a major player in the marijuana industry wants to buy his building….but the sale is dependent on the city approving the sale of recreational marijuana…..

{‘’The tax revenues from a Lynch Road sales location will be significant due to the border location with Indiana – but at the same time will not impose on a closeness to a school, a church or a neighborhood,’’ said Thomas.’’}

City Council members may decide later this month whether to allow the sale of recreational marijuana in Danville when a new law takes effect on January 1st.