Despite Michigan voters voting to approve marijuana legalization earlier this month, several communities in the state are planning to ban commercial recreational marijuana facilities within their borders.
Money, as well as Pinckney and Troy and Portage, are all communities that have signaled they would be opting out of the recreational marijuana marketplace.
There could be many more communities joining this list that will refuse to participate. “It’s been a week at this point, and it is moving very fast,” remarked Scott Greenlee, president of Healthy and Productive Michigan.
“We’ve learned the lessons of the 2008 law; we’ve learned the lessons of all of the nine other states who have passed this law,” said Josh Hovey, a spokesman for the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol.
Hovey said, “no community is forced to have a business that they’re not comfortable with.”
“Prop 1 forces communities to specifically take action and determine whether they want these businesses or not,” Hovey added.