The Plymouth Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved a 90-day moratorium Tuesday on medical marijuana-related facilities in the township.
Township Attorney Tim Cronin said the measure would prevent dispensaries and growth centers from being approved in the township until such uses receive a proper zoning designation.
In 2008, Michigan voters approved legislation permitting the growth, possession and use of medical marijuana by those with valid state-issued credentials. Under the legislation, card-carrying users can carry up to 2.5 grams of medical marijuana, and growers can possess up to 12 plants in a locked, enclosed facility, Cronin said.
Cronin said the measure would not restrict the use or possession of marijuana by qualified patients in the township. He said the township did not have a zoning concept in place for facilities that grow or distribute marijuana legally to patients.
The board unanimously approved the moratorium. Trustees Michael Kelly and Bob Doroshewitz were not present. The board will revisit the issue in 60 days.