Commissioner wants to revisit medical marijuana


STURGIS – Jeff Mullins would like the Sturgis City Commission to re-visit the matter of allowing medical marijuana businesses to operate in the City.

During last week's meeting, Mullins made the suggestion to his fellow Commissioners, especially with some new information that was presented to the City by Attorney Roma Thurin. Mullins says she presented a new proposed ordinance that would reduce the number of medical marijuana businesses the City could have.

Mullins also shared that it appears there are enough signatures across Michigan to bring the matter of legalizing recreational marijuana to a vote of the people this November. He also told the Commission about an article he read that spoke of the Michigan Legislature working on a bill that would allow recreational marijuana.

City Clerk Ken Rhodes confirmed the petitions and ballot language have been submitted to the State of Michigan to legalize recreational marijuana. He says the petitions are being checked to validate the signatures and make sure there are enough to bring the matter to a vote.

Sturgis City Manager Mike Hughes says he has been talking with State Representative Aaron Miller to see what is happening in Lansing with this matter. He suggested having Miller come to a future Commission meeting to discuss it so the City has a better idea of which way to go.

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