Cities research pot options before Prop 1 vote

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — If Michigan voters decide next week to legalize recreational marijuana, cities could still place their own restrictions on sales.

Ronald Redick, a municipal administrative law attorney at Mika Meyers, told 24 Hour News 8 that leaders in several municipalities have turned to the Grand Rapids firm with questions about Proposal 1, which recent polls showmore than 50 percent of voters say they would tick 'yes' on.

"The question that came up immediately is what is the scope of local regulation that's allowed under the proposal," Redick said.

Redick explained that the proposal gives cities, townships and villages the freedom to "opt out," meaning they could ban or limit marijuana businesses in their area. Local leaders can also decide to charge marijuana businesses an administrative fee up to $5,000.



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