(a)   Title. This chapter shall be known as Medical Marijuana Licensure.
   (b)   Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to establish standards for licensing, regulation and control of medical marijuana businesses as permitted by Ohio House Bill 523 and The State of Ohio's Medical Marijuana Control Program and the premises upon which they are located and operated for the cultivation and processing and dispensing of medical marijuana to serve registered patients. The objectives of this chapter are to prevent safety and fire hazards, disturbances, odors, disruption, theft of property, and other such nuisances or dangers within the City. The purpose of this chapter is also to exercise the authority of the City of Mentor-on-the-Lake to allow medical marijuana businesses in accordance with applicable state law and regulations.
   (c)   Authority. The City Council hereby declares that this chapter shall be deemed an exercise of the police powers of the City Council for furtherance and protection of the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of Mentor-on-the-Lake.
(Ord. 2018-O-01. Passed 1-9-18.)