Marijuana ordinance could take effect Oct. 6Posted by On

At a meeting Monday, Constantine village manager Mark Honeysett said two notices, for retail fraud and adult-use marijuana, were published in the Sept. 16 edition of Three Rivers Commercial-News and the ordinances are expected to take effect Oct. 6.

On Sept. 8, the council approved an ordinance regulating marijuana, by a 4-3 vote.

Honeysett and several trustees said there is a possibility of a referendum for the marijuana ordinance.

“It’s not certain, but I think everything has to be finalized by Oct. 6,” Honeysett said. “Five percent of the people who voted in the last gubernatorial election, which was around 555 citizens, so only 27 to 28 need to sign for a petition. I told all the (marijuana) entrepreneurs in town that it is a possibility. If it is a success, or on the ballot, the earliest a vote could happen would be in February, predictably a one-item ballot, with a low turnout.”

Several trustees said they have received a lot of input regarding marijuana over the past…

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