Should there be cannabis dispensaries in downtown Centreville? That was the question Council member Dan Worth raised in his remarks last night at the Centreville Town Council meeting.
The current regulation permits medical cannabis dispensaries only in the business park, but Worth suggested expanding this to other commercial areas.
Council member Jim Beauchamp offered some historical context, noting the state law’s initial limitation on the number of dispensaries per county, and the need for careful zoning similar to liquor stores, but also acknowledged the need to revise regulations if more dispensaries are to be accommodated.
Not surprising, the discussion turned to concerns about the possible odor from dispensaries and their impact on nearby businesses, such as the Food Lion strip center, were raised.
No action was taken.