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Marenisco opens doors to marijuana enterprise


June 18, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

MEMBERS OF the Marenisco Township board react at their Monday evening meeting, during which members voted, 3-2, to pass a "Marijuana Facilities Ordinance" that would allow the township to regulate the establishment of marijuana enterprise in accordance with its own terms and as-yet undetermined state licensing. From left are township supervisor Richard Bouvette, treasurer Diane Dean, and trustee Kelly Dunbar. Dean and Dunbar voted no.


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MARENISCO - Members of the Marenisco Township board voted 3-2 Monday evening to pass a Marijuana Facilities Ordinance that includes terms in which marijuana enterprise can operate within township boundaries.

Ordinance No. 06172019, which is unprecedented in Gogebic County, will require any such entrepreneurs to meet the qualifications for state licensing, which have yet to be determined in Michigan.

The action follows last year's vote by citizens to legalize recreational marijuana throughout the state, making it the tenth state in the nation to do s...

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