Local Planning Commission Discusses Medical Marijuana Regulations
The growth and distribution of medical marijuana has been legal in Michigan since 2008, but one Northern Michigan city hasn't been able to regulate it locally. People in Traverse City came out Wednesday night to hear what their planning commission had to say about a proposed ordinance. The ordiance would set rules for how patients could access medical marijuana. The commission agreed to delay coting on an ordinance for the sale or transfer of medical marijuana until August. Now, the commission wants to get everything in place before time runs out. Under state law, both medical marijuana patients and caregivers (or growers) must be licensed by the state. After the proposed ordinance was discussed, the commission voted unanimously to have a public hearing on the subject July 7th. 9&10's Cali O'Rourke and photojournalist Joel Deaner were at the meeting, they have more details.