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The Pope County Board of Commissioners shall have on its agenda a proposed ordinance and shall conduct a related public hearing on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 9:00 am, or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Courthouse Third Floor Boardroom on the proposed adoption of Ordinance No. 202402, which would regulate the use of cannabis and cannabis-derived products in public places and prohibit the use of cannabis and cannabis-derived products by those under the age of 21.  In accordance with recent state legislation, local governments may regulate certain uses of cannabis and related products in public places and as otherwise allowed by statute. The proposed ordinance, if adopted, would prohibit the use of cannabis and cannabis-derived products in public places; prohibit the smoking or vaping of cannabis or other derived or similar products in a location where inhalation of a minor may occur; and prohibit recreational use of cannabis or other derived or similar products by those under the age of 21. The proposed ordinance defines the penalty for violation as a petty misdemeanor, a fine-only penalty not to exceed $300 in accordance with law. The draft ordinance may be viewed here on the Pope County website at www.popecountymn.gov under News and Announcements.  The public may also view the draft ordinance and offer written comments on the ordinance before the date and time of the hearing to the County Administrator’s Office in person or by mail at the Pope County Courthouse, 130 Minnesota Ave. E., Glenwood, MN 56334.  The public is also invited to attend and offer oral or written testimony before the Board at the public hearing.