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Gogebic County not involved in recreational marijuana act


December 21, 2018

BESSEMER — Gogebic County has no authority to opt in or out of the recreational marijuana act.

When the issue was raised by a citizen during public comment at a Dec. 12 county board of commissioners meeting, he was told by the board that the county can’t set zoning and wouldn’t be involved in the act.

The board decided to seek an opinion from county prosecutor Nick Jacobs on the issue, however.

Jacobs responded in a letter that was to be considered by the county board at its meeting today.

The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act took effect Dec. 6.

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