WEST UNITY — Many topics were briefly discussed during the West Unity Village Council meeting Thursday, including whether they want to allow a marijuana dispensary in the village.

Village Administrator Josh Fritsch said he received a call from someone interested in opening a marijuana dispensary in the village.

“Every town is getting called about marijuana dispensaries,” he said. “He wants something official from you guys saying if he would pursue it in town it wouldn’t just get nixed.”

Previously, West Unity had been one of, if not the, only village in Williams County to take a neutral stance on the cultivation and dispensing of marijuana, which was legalized in Ohio for medical use in 2016.

“It’s a business,” Mayor Don Leu said Thursday. “If it’s put in legally, why would we stop it? That’s how it stood with the (council) that was on at the time.”

None of the council members present Thursday posed any objection, nor did they voice any sort of approval.

The interest in West Unity, Fritsch said, stemmed from its location close to Indiana, with the idea that people would come to Ohio for it. But that explanation only confused Fritsch as marijuana is already legal

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