Kandiyohi County to start discussing cannabis policy on Tuesday


— With recreational marijuana use now legal in


, counties and cities are faced with a handful of questions that need answers. The

Kandiyohi County Board

will begin discussions around these issues such as ordinances around public use, underage use and personal cannabis growth at its meeting on Tuesday.

The county board meeting starts at 9 a.m. Sept. 5 in the board chambers of the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services building in Willmar.

County Attorney Shane Baker and County Administrator Kelsey Baker are scheduled to lead the cannabis discussions. Other questions to be discussed include cannabis business licenses, operation regulations for cannabis businesses and even whether the county should put a moratorium on those businesses until all the license requirements are ironed out.

Megan DeSchepper from the

Minnesota Department of Transportation District 8

will giving a presentation on the Capital Highway Investment Plan and the proposed projects in the district over the next 10 years.

A tobacco compliance hearing will be held for the Spicer Super Stop, which reportedly failed a county compliance check by selling tobacco to someone who was underage.

Also on the agenda is an update on the Phase II project with the

Glacial Lakes Sanitary Sewer and Water District

; the 2024 tax levy request from the

Housing and Redevelopment Authority

and an update from the county building committee with a request to complete a facility analysis. In the consent agenda at the start of the meeting the board will also consider approving the summary from Baker's six-month evaluation, which was given during a closed session at the Aug. 15 meeting.

The board will also continue its 2024 budget work session at the end of the regular meeting.