GRAFTON — The cannabidoil
conversation is moving into Grafton.
The village of Grafton Plan Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday
at Grafton Village Hall, and is scheduled to discuss cannabidoil,
commonly called CBD, and how a CBD dispensary could fit into the
Development Director Jessica Wolff said the village does not have a
specific request for a dispensary at this time.
According to a staff report from Wolff, the Grafton zoning code is
silent on the matter of CBD, which means its sale is currently not
allowed in any Grafton zoning district.
Wolff’s report defined CBD, which is a non-intoxicating derivative
of the cannabis plant that is sold in its plant and flower form and
added to products such as oil, lotions, food and pet treats.
She noted “such products are advertised to treat conditions such as
chronic pain, depression and anxiety.
Cannabis plants with 0.3 percent or less of THC –
tetrahydrocannabinol – are defined in Wisconsin as industrial hemp;
cannabis plants with more than 0.3 percent THC are marijuana.,
according to the report.
The staff report stated the Plan Commission could discuss the
definition of a CBD dispensary or minor CBD product sales, which
zones they could be allowed in, whether they should be permitted by
right or conditional uses and other related factors.
Wolff further noted in the report that laws on CBD are not clear.
While law allows and licenses industrial hemp farms, CBD is also an
active ingredient in at least one medication, and there are federal
FDA regulations prohibiting sale of food or drink that includes
government- approved medications.
CBD has been under discussion in neighboring Cedarburg, where Erth
Dispensary, a store specializing in CBD products, sought a permit to
The Cedarburg Plan Commission recommended and the Common Council
agreed that zoning for CBD dispensaries should not be allowed in the
historic downtown. Discussions about whether to allow them in the
south business district are still ongoing.
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