Marijuana Legislation

Published May 7, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — A couple of weeks after Pleasant Ridge passed its own ordinance, Huntington Woods also is looking to bar recreational marijuana establishments from setting up shop in the city.

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Published May 1, 2019

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — In reaction to the passage of a statewide proposal decriminalizing recreational marijuana, Farmington and Farmington Hills city council members voted to temporarily prohibit marijuana establishments from opening within their city limits.

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Published April 30, 2019

PLEASANT RIDGE — The Pleasant Ridge City Commission passed an ordinance opting out of allowing recreational marjuana businesses to establish themselves in the city for the time being.

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Published April 16, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — On April 8, the Clinton Township Board of Trustees voted 7-0 to prohibit recreational marijuana establishments within township boundaries.

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Published April 9, 2019

BERKLEY — In an April 1 work session discussion, the Berkley City Council decided to continue its ongoing conversation to potentially allow marijuana businesses into town. At the conclusion of the work session, the majority of the council wanted to continue the conversation about allowing marijuana businesses in Berkley as it relates to both recreational and medical businesses.

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Published April 3, 2019

LATHRUP VILLAGE — Pot proponents will have to step outside of Lathrup Village to purchase their wares, according to a new city ordinance.

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Published March 12, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On March 4, the Royal Oak City Commission held a work session about recreational marijuana that featured presentations from two attorneys and Royal Oak Police Chief Corrigan O’Donohue.

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Published February 26, 2019

PLEASANT RIDGE — The city of Pleasant Ridge has been discussing whether to allow recreational marijuana businesses in town.

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Published February 19, 2019

ROYAL OAK — At 6:30 p.m. March 4, the city of Royal Oak will bring in a panel of experts to the City Hall board room to provide educational presentations about the topic of recreational marijuana.

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Published February 15, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights City Council recently adopted a measure that paves the way for medical marijuana facilities to operate in the city. 

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Published February 12, 2019

TROY — A majority of Michigan voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana for those ages 21 and older, but what will that mean in the workplace?

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Published January 30, 2019

LATHRUP VILLAGE — Extra chairs were added to accommodate the residents who poured into the Community Room inside Lathrup Village City Hall Jan. 26 to sound off on recreational marijuana in the city. 

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Published January 29, 2019

BERKLEY — With the conversation about allowing recreational marijuana businesses within city limits ongoing, Berkley will hold a town hall meeting to get resident input.

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Published January 22, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Grosse Pointe Shores doesn’t have any businesses, but the small city is still taking no chances with regard to the legalization of the use — and sale — of recreational marijuana in Michigan.

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Published January 22, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Like their peers in Grosse Pointe City, Park, Shores and Woods, the Grosse Pointe Farms City Council voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance prohibiting marijuana establishments from opening their doors in the community.

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Published January 22, 2019

ROYAL OAK — The more city officials look into the topic of regulating recreational marijuana, the more questions arise, Royal Oak Community Engagement Specialist Judy Davids said.

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Published January 14, 2019

UTICA — At its Jan. 8 City Council meeting, Utica joined many other communities that have chosen to opt out of recreational marijuana facilities and businesses.

The vote was 5-1. Councilman Brad O’Donnell cast the one nay vote.

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Published January 11, 2019

CENTER LINE — Last month, officials in Center Line joined a growing list of Michigan communities choosing to “opt out” of allowing retail recreational marijuana sales, even as the city continues to move forward with approvals for licenses governing various medical marijuana operations.

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Published January 8, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Recreational marijuana use might now be legal in Michigan, but don’t expect to see any pot shops opening up in the Village or along Mack Avenue in Grosse Pointe City.

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Published January 7, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The year 2019 might look similar to 2018, as officials in Clinton Township will likely again grapple with two major initiatives: road rehabilitation and “opting in” to marijuana dispensaries.

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