Leon County Officials Meet for Workshop

Leon County Officials Meet for Workshop
Posted at 4:44 PM, Feb 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-07 15:45:22-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Leon County officials met today for a workshop covering a wide array of topics, including tourism and medical marijuana.

Officials discussed a number of issues including more signature events to be added to the calendar.

They also discussed more affordable hotel prices to encourage more tourists to come in town, officials saying that the Community Redevelopment Agency's spending needs to be more closely monitored, due to a mishandling of funds that they say has not been used directly towards citizens benefits.

Leon County officials also talked Tuesday about medical marijuana in the county as well as zoning regulations for dispensaries.

Officials voted 7 to 1 to put in action a "zoning in progress action".

The action gives guidelines for those who wish to open a medical marijuana dispensary in the county.

Officials say the restrictions would include not allowing the facility to be with in one thousand feet of church's or school's.

They say the talks mostly focused on dispensaries and not cultivation efforts.

Leon County officials plan to hold a public hearing on March 7th.