Estero extends medical marijuana dispensary ban

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ESTERO, Fla. A ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in Estero will remain in effect, a village spokesperson said Wednesday.

Estero Village Council voted Wednesday to extend the ban, which had been due to expire.

The village is one of six Southwest Florida municipalities to ban medical marijuana dispensaries:

  • Collier County (Ban runs through 2017)
  • Charlotte County: (Ban runs indefinitely. County commissioners would have to vote to repeal it.)
  • Bonita Springs (Ban runs through February 2018)
  • Estero (Ban runs through November 2017)
  • Punta Gorda: (Ban runs through July 2018)
  • Sanibel (Ban runs through January 2018)

MORE: Collier County residents voice concerns at medical marijuana meeting

Southwest Florida’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened this week on 13971 N. Cleveland Ave. in North Fort Myers.

The Estero Village Council will revisit the issue after additional parameters are explained by the state legislature, the spokeswoman said.

It’s unclear when the next discussion will take place.

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