Medical marijuana dispensaries still on hold in Muskegon

Commissioners discussed whether medical marijuana dispensaries should be located in Muskegon.

MUKSEGON, MICH. - Tonight's Muskegon City Commission's work session only had one main topic of discussion: Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Licensing Facilities Act.

Muskegon Mayor, Stephen Gawron, urged commissioners to come to a decision and opened the meeting up to comments. Commissioner Ken Johnson was one of the most vocal supporters, but in the end, the motion failed and will be revisited in four months.

Related: Medical marijuana zone under consideration in Muskegon

Roberta King, co-owner of Canna Communication was disappointed with the lack of progress but is still hopeful. "Opting in or opting out is complicated for a city and people who are in the decision making power need to have information."

She intends to remain heavily involved in the process of providing that information to the commissioners.

Others, like Laura Fitzpatrick with the Coalition for a Drug Free Muskegon believe that the pause is positive. She reminds people that, "There's a side that's really concerned about the risk for our youth and our families on the proliferation of marijuana."

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