A judge has lifted the temporary restraining order involving a pot farm in East St. Louis, but the court’s involvement seems to have produced permanent change for the better.
Instead East St. Louis officials declaring zoning approval for a still-not-identified medical marijuana cultivation site, they plan to hold a public hearing about whether existing zoning ordinances need to be changed for this particular land use. The city has promised to identify the location once the land purchase is completed. Prior to the restraining order, it wasn’t clear that the city would ever make that information public.
We don’t like the continued secrecy, but at least now the public gets a say in the zoning rules for a pot farm.