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Bessemer council moves toward 'opting out' on marijuana


December 4, 2018


BESSEMER — At its regular meeting Monday evening, the Bessemer city council voted to authorize city manager Charly Loper to draw up an ordinance that would allow the city to “opt out” of opening a lot of doors to recreational marijuana.

Although Michigan citizens voted to legalize recreational marijuana on Nov. 6, the Cannabis Counsel reports that local governments may limit or prohibit all marijuana enterprises within their own jurisdiction.

This results in a slight paradox, since as of Dec. 6, adults 21 or older may legally smoke marijuana an...

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