Louisville City Council approves retail pot laws

LOUISVILLE — The City Council this week gave final approval to a comprehensive set of regulations to govern future pot shops in the city.

A moratorium the council placed on the opening of new retail marijuana establishments earlier this year remains in place until the end of 2014, but the ordinances passed Tuesday allow the city’s two existing medical marijuana dispensaries in the Colony Square shopping center to seek retail licenses.

Those two businesses, AlterMeds and Compassionate Pain Management, will also be allowed to expand and relocate within a quarter-mile of where they are now.

The council agreed to limit the number of pot shops in the city to four; keep them 1,320 feet away from schools, playgrounds and the future St. Louis Parish site; prohibit them downtown; and limit their size to a total of 3,800 square feet — 2,000 square feet for retail and 1,800 square feet for medical.

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