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By TOM LAVENTURE

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Ironwood — After two years of committee meetings, workshops, public hearings and several revisions, the Ironwood City Commission approved the city’s adult-use marijuana ordinance on Monday.

The 3-2 approval amends the city code to regulate adult-use marijuana establishments. The effective date of the ordinance was not announced at the meeting but the commission extended its option-out ordinance through Nov. 9 at a previous meeting to allow time for administrative and enforcement structures to be put in place.

The commission’s division on the ordinance is a reflection of the community, said Mayor Annette Burchell, who was the deciding vote in favor of the ordinance on Monday, after giving the deciding vote against the initial version back in March. She said the primary ordinance concerns have been addressed regarding exclusionary buffer zones, signage, the number of licenses allowable, product testing and certification.

Burchell said that her…

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