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Medical Marijuana Update

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LANSING (WKZO) - As law enforcement officers and the judicial community continue to come to grips with what is legal and what is not with Michigan’s medical marijuana law, and the question of whether employers can sack workers who smoke medicinal weed is still pending. Municipalities statewide continue to hold up efforts to establish “clinics,” apparently legal under the legislation, that would allow a single grower to provide pot to a number of patients.

The city of Holland is among those communities who established such moratoriums, and the six month pause is set to expire in nine days. The City Council has been asked by the planning commission to extend the delay for three more months, through May 25. The official reason is that it would, “allow further opportunity for collaborative efforts between local communities, to continue to learn from development and implementation of ordinances in municipalities across the state, and to allow reasonable time for the city to examine and finalize the most appropriate zoning regulations for medical marihuana in the City.”

In other words, until state officials or lawmakers in Lansing come up with some guidelines on this matter, the pause button should continue to be pushed.

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