Baldwin still mulling over allowing marijuana

Baldwin still hasn’t decided how they stand on the possibility of recreational marijuana businesses.

At the Jan. 21 village board meeting, the village trustees discussed the matter, as well as listened to Randolph County Commissioner Marc Kiehna and Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jarrod Peters.

Kiehna noted that he was of the understanding that the village was considering allowing the sale of cannabis, but wanted to explain to them how the commissioners came to the decision to not allow it in unincorporated parts of the county.

His biggest point was that there is the potential to lose federal funding by allowing the sale of a drug that is still federally illegal. While the possibility of a new revenue source is tempting, they still need to consider what they could lose.

For more on the Baldwin village board meeting, please see this week’s print edition.