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Bessemer City Council struggles with Michigan marijuana laws


December 28, 2017

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

THE BESSEMER City Council voted 4-0 on Dec. 7 to repeal the ordinances authorizing industrial-scale marijuana production and processing in Bessemer, which the prior council passed Sept. 18 by a vote of 3-2. From left to right are Linda Nelson, Adam Zak, Allen Archie, and Rob Coleman.


Editor's note: The Daily Globe is counting down the Gogebic Range's top five stories of 2017 each day this week. The editorial department staff sat down and came up with the annual list, naming Bessemer's election and marijuana passage as the third-place story of the year.

BESSEMER - For the majority of 2017, the Bessemer City Council and planning commission debated, worked, argued and eventually passed new ordinances allowing medical marijuana facilities within the industrial park by a 3-2 vote.

Rob Coleman and Linda Nelson voted against author...

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