Marijuana Legislation

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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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

C&G Newspapers

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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