Ludington City Council considers forming marijuana committee

January 29, 2019

As snow fell and the wind chill dropped below zero outside Monday, the Ludington City Council still gathered for its regular public meeting at city hall.

The council is considering forming an ad hoc Recreational Marijuana Committee to investigate and evaluate the potential positives and negatives of allowing recreational marijuana businesses within Ludington city limits.

Proposal 1 legalized recreational marijuana use in Michigan for adults 21 or older, but the new law also allows municipalities to opt out of allowing marijuana businesses in their jurisdictions.

The council on Dec. 17 approved a temporary ban on all recreational marijuana businesses within the city limits, with the condition the council must vote again on whether or not to allow the businesses within 60 days of the State of Michigan finalizing its licensing regulations.

Mayor Steve Miller suggested forming the ad hoc committee, so it can evaluate the recreational marijuana issue and make its recommendation to the council before the councilors must vote again on whether or not to keep the business ban.

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