East Grand Rapids — East Grand Rapids is joining a growing number of communities and opting out of allowing the sale of Marijuana in the city.

Under the ballot proposal approved by Michigan voters in November, all cities automatically allow the sale of marijuana unless they choose to opt out. On Monday, December 3rd the East Grand Rapids City Commission adopted an ordinance that puts the commercial growth and retail sale on hold until June 2020.

According to a post on the city's website, city leaders stressed this isn't a permanent ban. City leaders say they will review the ordinance in June of 2020 after the state hammers out rules and regulations.

The ordinance does not affect private use.

Michigan is the first state in the Midwest to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The law officially took effect on Thursday, December 6th.

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