A couple small communities buck the pot trend

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Most suburban municipalities — villages, townships and cities — are saying no thanks to recreational marijuana sales and businesses in their communities. 

In Kent County, 55 percent of voters approved Proposal 1, which decriminalized the use and possession of marijuana and allowed for eventual production and sales.

In Ottawa County, 58 percent of voters said no. 

But regardless of the votes, most municipal leaders have been moving forward to opt out of having marijuana businesses. 

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“I don’t want marijuana in my community, I don’t want to sell it, I don’t want to see it, I don’t want to smell it. You want to do it in the basement of your house with your medical marijuana card that’s your business,” was the sentiment of Hudsonville Mayor Mark Northrup where his constituents rejected Proposal 1 by nearly two to one. 

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