Commissioners: Don’t panic over 180-day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries

Commissioners: Don’t panic over 180-day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries

After many, many residents expressed their concerns to the Marion County Board of County Commissioners about the moratorium on medical marijuana, commissioners reached out to try and clarify their actions. Marion County commissioners say they do not want the public to panic over the 180-day moratorium (temporary prohibition) of medical marijuana dispensaries that fall under […]

Re-organization of county administration derailed, for now

Re-organization of county administration derailed, for now

[Last updated on May 6, 2015, at 11:35 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — On Tuesday, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners would not support a motion to move forward with the re-organization of the county’s administration. Many believe the Board’s decision was because the community came together and demanded change after Ocala Post published an […]

Commissioners allow liquor store after residents said no

Commissioners allow liquor store after residents said no

  Ocala, Florida — County land regulations forbid retail liquor sales within 500 feet of a church, school, and public parks, unless, of course the store-owner is granted an exception by County Commissioners. State zoning laws also prohibit liquor stores from being built near churches, schools, and playgrounds. Recently County Commissioners did in fact grant […]