Marijuana Legislation

Published December 11, 2018

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — On Nov. 6, Michigan residents passed Proposal 1 by a vote of 56 percent to 44 percent to make recreational marijuana legal.

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Published December 11, 2018

FERNDALE/BERKLEY — As of Dec. 6, recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan. Due to Proposal 1, Michiganders ages 21 and older can now under state law legally smoke marijuana and carry up to 2.5 ounces on their person away from their home. Residents also can grow up to 12 marijuana plants, but up to a 10-ounce limit.

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Published December 7, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — No minds were changed on the Sterling Heights City Council, which voted to adopt a proposal to opt out of letting recreational marijuana businesses operate in the city.

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Published December 7, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP/MOUNT CLEMENS — Members of the Harrison Township Board of Trustees on Nov. 26 voted unanimously to opt out of allowing recreational marijuana establishments to open for business in the community.

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Published December 5, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — Local marijuana enthusiasts will have to wait 180 days for a decision on whether Southfield will allow recreational marijuana establishments.

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Published December 4, 2018

BERKLEY — As Ferndale looks into allowing recreational marijuana businesses, Berkley is heading in the opposite direction for the time being.

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Published December 4, 2018

FERNDALE — With the passage of Proposal 1, cities in Michigan will have to decide whether or not to allow recreational marijuana facilities within their borders.

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Published December 3, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Although 55 percent of Michigan voters approved the regulation and taxation of recreational marijuana for those ages 21 and older Nov. 6, and personal use will become legal in Shelby Township and throughout Michigan under state law Dec. 6, Shelby Township will not be allowing grow facilities or other marijuana businesses within its borders.

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Published November 23, 2018

EASTPOINTE — At its regular meeting Nov. 20, the Eastpointe City Council held a discussion on options regarding the legalization of recreational marijuana use and elected to schedule a public hearing to collect public feedback at its upcoming meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at City Hall, 23200 Gratiot Ave.

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Published November 23, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While Michigan has become the 10th state to legalize recreational marijuana use, it is unclear what ramifications the approval of Proposal 1 Nov. 6 will have on local municipalities and their ability to regulate establishments within their boundaries, according to City Attorney Robert Ihrie.

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Published November 16, 2018

ROYAL OAK — On Nov. 12, the Royal Oak City Commission voted 4-3 to prohibit recreational marijuana establishments in the city and also directed staff to solicit public input so the city can construct a framework for potentially allowing such establishments.

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Published November 16, 2018

While Michigan may now be the 10th state in the union to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana for recreational use, some municipal administrators aren’t as pumped about the new industry as the throngs of voters who passed the measure on Election Day.

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Published November 8, 2018

The voters have spoken, and with all 83 Michigan counties reporting, unofficial election results indicated overwhelming support for Proposal 1, the legalization of recreational marijuana statewide.

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