City Council presents first reading of medical marijuana ordinance

By Cody Rose

The Martin City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday, August 31, with the purpose of presenting the first reading of the new ordinance regulating the issuance of medicinal marijuana dispensary licenses within the city limits of Martin.

While the ordinance was being read by Mayor Gary Rayhill, it was obvious there was hesitation when he got to section 10-1-5, #4 which read, “The City will issue a license unless the proposed location is within 1,000 feet of any private residence or home.” … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the Bennett County Booster II in Martin, S.D., participating retailers or online at

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