Recreational marijuana ban fails in Sarasota County because of wording flub – Sarasota Herald

SARASOTA COUNTY — Flawed language in the county’s existing medical cannabis law forced the Sarasota County Commission to reject a ban on recreational marijuana — for now.

The County Commission on Wednesday was to render its final decision on a proposed ban on the cultivation, processing and sale of recreational marijuana as an amendment to current medical marijuana laws. But the existing ordinance inadvertently outlawed the sale of CBD oil and hemp, products legally sold over-the-counter in grocery stores — although the mistake was never enforced. The commission voted 3-2 to reject the ban until county staff corrects more at