UPDATE: Bloomington Considers Moratorium on Medical Marijuana Producers [AUDIO]
BLOOMINGTON (AP) - Bloomington is the latest Minnesota city to consider a moratorium on medical marijuana production and sales facilities.
The City Council votes Monday on the one-year moratorium. Bloomington planning manager Glen Markegard says the moratorium would give the city time to develop a better understanding of how to regulate such facilities.
However, here in St. Cloud - which has been selected as one of eight distribution sites around the state - city leaders don't share the same concerns. Mayor Dave Kleis says the State Legislature already had the debate.
Markegard says medical marijuana sales present unique security concerns because credit card companies don't work with dispensaries, so customers have to bring cash. Kleis says he's not worried about that.
Several Minnesota cities already have moratoriums in place, including Duluth and Richfield.