Marijuana Legislation

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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Published December 27, 2018

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The Huntington Woods City Commission referred the issue of recreational marijuana businesses to the Planning Commission for review.

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Published December 21, 2018

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — On Dec. 6, recreational marijuana became legal in Michigan under state law after the voting majority approved Proposal 18-1 on the Nov. 6 ballot during the general election.

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Published December 20, 2018

BEVERLY HILLS — The recent passage of a state marijuana ballot proposal brings questions to local community officials. According to Proposal 1, passed Nov. 6, state law now allows residents 21 and older the ability to legally smoke marijuana and carry up to 2.5 ounces on their person away from their home. Residents also can grow up to a dozen marijuana plants, up to a 10-ounce limit.

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Published December 17, 2018

PLEASANT RIDGE — Pleasant Ridge has become the latest city to discuss whether or not to allow recreational marijuana businesses. The City Commission discussed at its Dec. 11 meeting whether or not to pass an ordinance prohibiting marijuana facilities in Pleasant Ridge.

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Published December 17, 2018

UTICA —  Utica decided at its Dec. 11 City Council meeting that it will be joining many other cities that have chosen to opt out of recreational marijuana facilities and businesses.

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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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