Marquette Township Planning Commission reviews marijuana ordiance

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MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - Wednesday night the Marquette Township Planning Commission worked on a marijuana zoning ordinance. The township has currently opted out of allowing retail establishments selling or growing marijuana in the township.

The planning commission however, has been working on a zoning ordinance based on what other municipalities in the U.P. have drafted. The proposed ordinance would set limits on the number of growing facilities, retailers and other elements of the marijuana industry.

"Adult recreational use and a portion of the medical was a state voter approved measure so as township officials, and of course we're getting our direction from the Township Board, but we're trying to accommodate what the majority of the voters, we believe, recommended," said Marquette Township Planning and Zoning Administrator, Jason McCarthy.

The next step in the process is to have the language reviewed by the township's legal counsel and hold a public hearing before going to the township's board.

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