Press Release: Proposed Ordinance Prohibiting Recreation Marihuana Establishments

Oshtemo Charter Township recognizes that 59% of the Oshtemo Township voters, in the 2018 General Election, supported Initiated Law 1 of 2018 and voted in favor of recreational marihuana and permitting recreational marihuana establishments.

The State of Michigan will not enact regulatory controls to permit recreational marihuana establishments for six to nine months. Because of this, the Township cannot yet draft an ordinance to effectively address the oversight or location of recreational marihuana establishments in our community. Therefore, the Township Board has elected to prohibit recreational marihuana establishments in the Township until such time as the State enacts regulations governing these operations. This will allow the Township time to review the best means of preparing an appropriate ordinance or ordinances to oversee and locate these facilities within the community.

The action by the Township Board in no way impacts an individual’s right to use or possess marihuana in compliance with Initiated Law 1 of 2018

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