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By Alex Ross 

Mayor breaks tie to ban med marijuana shops


December 19, 2017

Havre Daily News/Alex Ross

Havre City Clerk Doug Kaercher, fourth from left, records the votes of Havre City Council members on the issue of requiring all businesses in Havre to follow all state and federal law. The ordinance, which passed after Havre Mayor Tim Solomon, fifth from left, broke a tie vote, prohibits medical marijuana providers in Havre from opening a storefront business to sell marijuana to medical marijuana cardholders, along with requiring them to follow all other state and federal laws.

Havre Mayor Tim Solomon cast a tie-breaking vote Monday to ban medical marijuana storefront dispensaries in the city.

The Havre City Council split 4-4 on the second reading of the ordinance.

The ordinance regulates land use in general terms by prohibiting land within the city from being permitted or conditionally permitted for any use that violates federal, state or local law.

Council President Andrew Brekke, along with council members Karen Swenson, Ed Matter and Denise Brewer, who attended the meeting by speaker phone, voted for the ordinance.

Members Matthew Boucher, Caleb Hutch...

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