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Grandview aligns business license ordinance with state law

GRANDVIEW – The Grandview City Council last night (Tuesday) revised the Grandview Municipal Code, retracting language in its business licensing code that may conflict with state law.

The code was revised to remove verbiage that prohibits business licenses from being issued to businesses that are not compliant with federal laws.

That language was added last year when the city council was uncertain about issuing business licenses to businesses that sell, produce or process marijuana.

Attorney Quinn Plant told the council members last night that the city code adopted last year may conflict with state law because the ordinance “…prohibits the city from issuing a license to a marijuana business that complies with all of the I-502 licensing criteria.”

Amending the municipal code to remove the reference to federal law, he said, does not mean the city of Grandview will issue business licenses to marijuana businesses.

“Nor does the amendment preclude the city from imposing zoning or other licensing requirements,” said Plant.

He said it only amends the municipal code to align with existing state law.

The Grandview City Council, by a 6-0 vote, approved the amendment.

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