Beavercreek Twp. Trustees consider medical marijuana cultivation

In this April 15, 2017 photo marijuana plants sit for sale on display in ShowGrow a medical marijuana provider in downtown Los Angeles. Americans think it's safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain, but they were less comfortable with children and pregnant women using pot to treat medical conditions, according to a new Yahoo/Marist poll released Monday, April 17. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

BEAVERCREEK TWP, Ohio (WDTN) – Residents in and around Beavercreek Township are voicing their opinions on medical marijuana.

The township already approved one potential cultivation site.

Monday, they discussed dispensaries.

There are more than 50,000 residents in Beavercreek Township.

The meeting attracted local residents as well as people from far away as Dublin, Ohio.

More than 10 people took the stand, to voice their opinions on medical marijuana.

“My friend that expired, lived in Colorado. The whole area has changed due to the production and legalization of marijuana,” said Harold Miller.

In June, township trustees approved a zoning ordinance that would allow a single cultivation operation at Siebenthaler Farms. That approval has some people in the community concerned.

“This is not a normal greenhouse. They are a huge industrial building with multiple fans that go 24/7,” said one neighbor.

Many in attendance said they were already upset about the approval of cultivation.

But, some people say medical marijuana is an important treatment option, and they support bringing cultivation and dispensary sites to the township.

“Eventually, my doctor prescribed me medical marijuana as a means for me to handle the stress. Because of that, I was able to drastically cut down on my alcohol consumption. Eliminating the physical damage,” said Kaden Sweet.

The approved cultivation site would sit on 10 acres of a 180-acre property.

Tom Kretz, Trustee and Board Chairman for Beavercreek Township says trustees addressed the public’s questions at the end of the meeting. Kretz also says trustees voted on a resolution. although Kretz did not immediately indicate how the trustees voted. 2 NEWS reached out to Kretz for further comment and are waiting to hear back. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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