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Marijuana Ordinance Met With Opposition At Public Hearing

After both medical and recreational marijuana were legalized this year's crop of Lansing city council candidates are tasked with taking a position on the future of marijuana in the city.
Reginald Hardwick
WKAR Public Media
Even those who want strong regulation of marijuana facilities voiced dissatisfaction with the latest draft of the ordinance.

Nearly 30 people weighed in on the latest draft of Lansing's marijuana ordinance at the public hearing Monday night at city hall, giving a wide range of perspectives and opinions.


There was one common thread however: most who spoke do not want the current version of this ordinance to pass.



Those in favor of medical marijuana continuing to have a presence in Lansing feel the ordinance is too restrictive on the total number of facilities allowed and the distances they must be from places like schools, churches, parks, and each other.


Those who are against medical marijuana or want to see it have a much smaller presence in the city don’t think the ordinance is tough enough on distance restrictions, among other things.


The ordinance will now go back to the committee of the whole for further discussion by the city council.



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