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After medical cannabis plan denied, York County couple looking elsewhereTurned down by Windsor Township, couple still aims to open facility to grow and cultivate cannabis

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The couple who had been turned down in their hopes to grow and cultivate medical cannabis on their business property in a York County township have decided to drop those plans at that site.

But Keith and Cathy Shaffer, who own a pair of businesses at 900 Delta Road in Windsor Township, “are keeping our options open” and are looking at other possible sites both in the township and elsewhere in York County, Cathy Shaffer said Thursday.

Windsor Township’s Zoning Hearing Board had voted unanimously in November to deny the Shaffers’ request for the medical cannabis facility at the Delta Road property.

The Shaffers own KJS Industrial Services, a foundry equipment sales and service business, and Stow-N-Go Self-Storage, a self-storage warehouse building containing mini-storage units, at the Delta Road site, which is southeast of York.

The Shaffers, whose request was for an agricultural use in a commercially-zoned area, could have appealed the board ruling.

But they have decided “not to pursue that site,” but will keep looking elsewhere, Cathy Shaffer said.

The Windsor Township zoning board members said the request appeared to be more of a manufacturing use than an agricultural one.

“The applicants’ proposed use fits completely within the definition of manufacturing, packaging, storage and/or wholesaling of pharmaceuticals ... it is therefore a use allowed as a permitted use in the industrial zoning districts of Windsor Township, but not permitted in the C-1 general commercial district,” where the Shaffers were applying, a township written decision stated.

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