Even If Pot Is legal Kalamazoo May Not Allow Selling It
We're just days away from Michigan voting to allow legal use of recreational marijuana. I've tried to introduce as many blogs as I could to demonstrate as many angles as possible from as many sides as possible. Most of the polls and the opinions favor the legalization of marijuana in Michigan but that doesn't guarantee you'll be able to buy it where you live.
According to woodtv.com, it's possible that, despite pot being legal in our state, cities and municipalities may be able to ban or prohibit the sale of weed. Ronald Redick is a municipal administrative law attorney and he had this insight:
"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.
"If you (cities) do not want these type of new recreational facilities, you need to adopt an ordinance prohibiting them," Redick said.
"What you could not do is make marijuana illegal in your jurisdiction," he added. "It would still be allowable for persons 21 years of age or older to use and possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana in public and even more in their home."
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