Marijuana Establishment Proposals Up For Vote in Pontiac

September 25th, 2023 Legislation & Policy Updates
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This coming November 7th, residents of Pontiac will have a unique opportunity to weigh in on the future of marijuana establishments within the city. Two crucial ordinances have been proposed that aim to structure and regulate the adult-use marijuana industry in line with state legislation.

Ordinance No. 2406: Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana Establishments

The first ordinance on the ballot seeks to formally allow the operation of adult-use marijuana establishments in Pontiac. This comes in line with the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, Initiated Law 1 of 2018. If passed, this ordinance would establish standards and procedures to grant and oversee marijuana establishment permits. It also lays out the stipulations for permit application fees, renewal fees, and conditions for the establishments' operation. For those interested in a deep dive, the complete Ordinance No. 2406 can be reviewed at the City Clerk's Office during regular business hours.

Ordinance No. 2407: Zoning Adjustments for Marijuana Businesses

The second proposal aims to amend the city's zoning ordinances to integrate adult-use marijuana businesses into specific overlay districts. The changes touch on multiple articles and chapters in the city's zoning code, detailing where and how these businesses can operate. The proposed adjustments range from specifying permitted uses within the Marijuana Overlay Districts to establishing development standards for various marijuana-related businesses, such as growers, retailers, and microbusinesses. Residents can view the full text of Ordinance No. 2407 at the City Clerk's Office during standard business hours.

These proposed changes signify a significant step for Pontiac as it seeks to align its local regulations with the broader state laws regarding adult-use marijuana. As always, every vote counts, and residents are encouraged to educate themselves on the matter and make an informed decision come November.

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