Despite Michigan recently legalizing marijuana recreationally, many cities in the state want nothing to do with the drug.

The midterm election back in November led to a victory in Michigan of Proposal 1, which allows the legalization of marijuana for recreational use.

So far however, at least 60 muncipalities have opted out of allowing sales of the drug recreationally says Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

“While communities are not required to let us know, we have requested that they do so just to make things a little easier for everyone involved,” said LARA communication director David Harns.

“Given the potential this legislation has to fundamentally alter the community, city administration cannot stress enough the importance of careful analysis, as to potential impacts on land use considerations and the need for thoughtful deliberation, as the community moves forward,” Monroe City Manager Vince Pastue wrote in a memo, according to an MLive report.

“Determining what marihuana establishments will be considered; how many and where; how close to a school, a park, a church or a residential area?”

Here is the list of municipalities that have notified LARA that they have opted out of recreational marijuana sales are:

Cheshire Township (Allegan)
Overisel Township (Allegan)
Three Oaks Township (Berrien)
Coldwater Township (Branch)
Newberg Township (Cass)
Volinia Township (Cass)
Sault Ste Marie (Chippewa)
Dallas Township (Clinton)
Greenbush Township (Clinton)
Ironwood (Gogebic)
Ingham Township (Ingham)
Williamston (Ingham)
Caspian (Iron)
Nottawa Township (Isabella)
Brady Township (Kalamazoo)
Charleston Township (Kalamazoo)
Portage (Kalamazoo)
Prairie Ronde Township (Kalamazoo)
Ada Township (Kent)
Cleveland Township (Leelanau)
Fairfield Township (Lenawee)
Oceola Township (Livingston)
Pentland Township (Luce)
Village of Armada (Macomb)
Frenchtown Charter Township (Monroe)
Monroe (Monroe)
Ashland Township (Newaygo)
Village of Milford (Oakland)
Northville (Oakland)
Grant Township (Oceana)
Bridgehampton Township (Sanilac)
Brown City (Sanilac)
Village of Carsonville (Sanilac)
Elmer Township (Sanilac)
Flynn Township (Sanilac)
Lamotte Township (Sanilac)
Maple Valley Township (Sanilac)
Marlette (Sanilac)
Village of Melvin (Sanilac)
Minden Township (Sanilac)
Village of Port Sanilac (Sanilac)
Sandusky (Sanilac)
Speaker Township (Sanilac)
Washington Township (Sanilac)
Watertown Township (Sanilac)
Algonac (St. Clair)
Burtchville Township (St. Clair)
Casco Township (St. Clair)
Columbus Township (St. Clair)
Kenockee Township (St. Clair)
Richmond (St. Clair)
St. Clair (St. Clair)
Mottville Township (St. Joseph)
Sherman Township (St. Joseph)
Sturgis Township (St. Joseph)
Tuscola Township (Tuscola)
Geneva Township (Van Buren)
Allen Park (Wayne)
Grosse Pointe (Wayne)
Plymouth (Wayne)

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