NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 375.51 Subdivision 2, that the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners intends to adopt the “Interim Ordinance & Moratorium on Hemp Derived THC Food & Beverages.” The proposed interim moratorium & ordinance will be considered at a meeting of the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners, in the Commissioners’ Room at the Otter Tail County Government Services Center, at 515 West Fir Ave, Fergus Falls, Minnesota, on Monday, November 21, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting will also be available for viewing via Livestream. 

The purpose of the interim ordinance placing a moratorium on the sale of hemp-derived THC food and beverages is to allow the county time to study the issue and consider licensing and rules, sales management controls for the sale of hemp-derived THC food and beverages behind the sales counter; similar to tobacco sales and products, checking identifications (IDs), enforcement, compliance checks, license fees and other regulatory issues to consider.

Copies of the proposed “Interim Ordinance & Moratorium on Hemp Derived THC Food & Beverages” are available on the Otter Tail County website at https://ottertailcountymn.us/department/public-health/  and at the Otter Tail County Public Health department, located at 560 W Fir Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 56537.

Questions regarding this matter may be referred to Jody Lien, Public Health Director, at (218) 998-8338. All interested persons are invited to attend the Public Hearing in person. Those wishing to participate remotely may do so by contacting the County Board Secretary at (218) 998-8051 or handerso@co.ottertail.mn.us. Written correspondence is encouraged and must be submitted to the County Administrator’s office, 520 West Fir Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 56537 no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2022. Written correspondence can also be emailed to handerso@co.ottertail.mn.us. 

Jody Lien, Director, 
Otter Tail County Public Health

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