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Marenisco board votes to rescind marijuana ordinance

Action follows Nov. 5 citizen vote opposing pot


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MARENISCO — Despite one opposing vote, the Marenisco Township Board of Trustees voted Monday evening to rescind an ordinance that would have allowed recreational marijuana enterprise within the township.

The action followed the Nov. 5 election, in which Marenisco citizens voted 146-64 against the ordinance after having petitioned to get the matter on the ballot.

The board had passed the ordinance on June 17 after a related public hearing in the spring.

Trustee Dave Hagen voted against rescinding the ordinance after saying he would rather have amend...