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Bessemer City Council passes medical marijuana ordinances in 3-2 vote


Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

THE BESSEMER city council Monday took a historic stand in authorizing, with a vote of 3-2, to authorize medical marijuana in the industrial park on the western edge of town. Rob Coleman and Linda Nelson, on the left in the photo voted against the measures, while Kathy Whitburn, John Frello, and Al Gaiss from left to right voted for the ordinances.


BESSEMER - The Bessemer city council voted 3-2 to accept the Medical Marijuana Police Power Ordinance no. 356 and 3-2 to accept the Zoning Amendment Ordinance no. 357 Monday. The three voting for acceptance were Kathy Whitburn, John Frello, and Al Gaiss. Rob Coleman and Linda Nelson recorded votes against the two ordinances.

Frello voiced an opinion during the second reading that he was surprised at the lack of comments during public comment as he said he was prepared for the meeting to take a number of hours as people lodged their opinions with...

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