HARRISVILLE — The Harrisville City Council on Monday unanimously approved new medical and recreational marijuana ordinances and amended the zoning requirements for both types of marijuana-related businesses to operate in the city.
The ordinances go into effect on June 26, after notice has been formally published in the local newspaper.
Mayor Jeff Gehring said city officials worked hard and he believes a medical marijuana facility or recreational marijuana establishment could be a “building block” that would allow additional development to come to the city. Gehring said the city has already had one “quite serious” inquiry, and he believes the city council’s gamble in spending the money to develop the ordinances will pay off. Harrisville paid Tom Reif, consultant with Michigan Municipal Cannabis Consultants, $5,000 to help draft its ordinances.
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