Casino, medical marijuana dispensaries zoning issues clear Danville planners – Greensboro News & Record

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The Danville Planning Commission voted to recommend approval to rezone the Dan River Inc. Schoolfield site for a Caesars Virginia casino and to amend its zoning ordinance to define medical marijuana dispensaries and allow them under permitted use.

John R. Crane, Lee Newspapers John R. Crane Lee Newspapers

Danville, Va. — A Caesars Virginia casino in Schoolfield and zoning that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries got recommendations from the Danville Planning Commission Monday afternoon.

Planners voted 6-0 in two separate votes for both items to head to Danville City Council for consideration during their regular meeting.

“We feel that a cannabis dispensary is something that will benefit the community and the citizens of Danville,” Planning Director Doug Plachcinski told the Danville Register & Bee Monday morning.

No one spoke during the public hearing on the proposed zoning ordinance amendment for medical marijuana dispensaries. Planners voted to recommend approval without discussion.

Planning commissioner member Art Craft was absent.

The commission’s vote recommends that the city’s zoning ordinance include a definition for a cannabis dispensing facility and amend the neighborhood retail

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