City adds disclaimer to marijuana item on Nov. 8 ballotPosted by On

By Matt Mackinder
Clarkston News Editor

Clarkston City Council held a special meeting Sept. 6 with the lone agenda item to discuss the upcoming Nov. 8 ballot item of two medical marijuana facilities within city limits.
The Clarkston Cares group has been advocating to put two shops in town. Back on Aug. 17, council met for another special meeting to consider appealing an Aug. 16 court decision that would allow a referendum on the Nov. 2022 ballot authorizing two retail medical marijuana facilities in the city.
After a closed session for an attorney-client discussion, council returned to open session and voted unanimously to authorize City Attorney Tom Ryan to immediately file an appeal before the ballots are printed.
After the Sept. 6 meeting, unanimous approval was made to keep the proposal on the ballot but with “explanatory language.”
That added notation reads: “This amendment would authorize (2) provisioning centers within the City and create regulations for the facilities by adding a new Chapter 16 to the City Charter. Further, this provision would authorize marihuana facilities to operate between the hours of 9 AM to 9 PM Monday through Sunday. It would not permit recreational marihuana sales to any adult but does allow Commercial Medical Marihuana sales under the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act to qualified patients.”
The motion was made by Al Avery and seconded by Gary Casey, with all councilmembers in favor.
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