Tuesday’s meeting of the Yankton County Commission included an informal discussion of the possibility of cooperation between the city of Yankton and Yankton County in developing any future regulations to govern the sales of marijuana locally.
Commissioner Wanda Howey-Fox says City Attorney Ross Den Herder has contacted her about cooperation between the two governments regarding cannabis regulations.
Howey-Fox says one concern is that tax revenues from marijuana sales could be unfairly distributed.
Howey-Fox says the legal challenge against Amendment A, which legalized possession of marijuana for adults, will result in a delay of a year or longer for the issue to work its way through the courts.
The Yankton City Commission has approved hiring Bill Effting, a professional consultant from Colorado with experience in assisting municipalities on issues related to the legalization of marijuana.