Moratorium will prevent dispensaries, growth centers for medical marijuana from opening until proper zoning can be created.
- John McKay
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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…
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The push to make Michigan one of the first states in the nation to decriminalize use, possession, and delivery of marijuana could begin in earnest this week with a petition drive to amend the state constitution. The drive by the Committee for Safer Michigan will need to collect 322,609 signatures by July 9 to put the question of whether Michigan residents 21 and older can legally smoke marijuana on the November ballot, the Detroit News reported. The petition kickoff coincides with a question before the Michigan Supreme Court, which is scheduled this week to consider two cases with local ties related to the state's medical marijuana law. On Dec. 1, 2010, the ACLU — on behalf of Birmingham residents Robert and Linda Lott — sued Bloomfield …