Frankfort Sets Limits for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Dispensaries are only allowed in industrial areas. Drive-thru service prohibited.

Frankfort Village Board members Feb. 3 mapped out where medical marijuana can be sold within village limits. 

State regulations nix cultivation centers within village limits, but several locations are eligible for a dispensary. Any distribution centers in Frankfort would be limited to property zoned as industrial—specifically areas on Laraway Road. 

Revisions to the Village's zoning ordinance include:

  • Dispensaries cannot operate in multi-tenant buildings. 
  • Facilities cannot be within 2,500 feet of public parks and places of worship. Under state law, cultivation centers were already not allowed within 2,500 feet of pre-existing schools, day care centers, or day care home/group care centers.
  • No dispensaries within 1,000 feet of any area zoned or utilized for residential use.
  • No drive-thru services at dispensaries.       
  • Limit the area of accessory retail sales (other than cannabis) in dispensaries.


mcdeb February 05, 2014 at 02:46 PM
Why on earth would Frankfort want Marijuana disensaries here ? Dont they know robberies have already occured in these places ? Bring on the thugs !
Esoteric Knowledge February 05, 2014 at 05:12 PM
mcdeb: If the mass of people like you are responsible for banning and denying a species to other people, inflating the price and desire of a worthless plant, wouldn't you be responsible for the crime you complain about?
mcdeb February 05, 2014 at 08:52 PM
Did not say ban nor deny and no
Nicky Knaperek Jr. February 06, 2014 at 01:24 AM
Truth is these are going to bring much needed funds into this town. And I'm sure medical marijuana dispensaries will have heightened security in those areas to not only protect their product but the surrounding areas as well.
Granny Gruntz February 06, 2014 at 01:08 PM
Esoteric Knowledge - Your comment of 02/05/14 - @ 05:12 PM mcdeb: - *Would you clarify exactly what you mean by your comment? *Don't understand.
Esoteric Knowledge February 09, 2014 at 02:18 PM
mcdeb: So you simultaneously hold the positions of wanting to ban dispensaries and not wanting to ban them! Granny Gruntz: I find it unconscionable that people complain about the crime they produce.
Granny Gruntz February 10, 2014 at 03:37 PM
Esoteric Knowledge - *I was neither endorsing or denying the approval of marijuana dispensaries in Frankfort. *I simply did not understand the nature of your comment. *Nor do I understand the nature of your further comment: "I find it unconscionable that people complain about the crime they produce." *Clarify - please?


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