Marijuana Proposals Rejected In All But One Metro Detroit City

WWJ News
November 06, 2019 - 7:54 am

(WWJ) - Several marijuana related proposals went down in defeat on Election Day while voters in one city put their support behind the recreational movement. 

Keego Harbor residents voted down an ordinance that would regulate the sale of marijuana in the city and to allow certain medical marijuana facilities and marijuana businesses to operate in the city.

In Walled Lake, voters defeated an ordinance to allow certain marijuana businesses in the city and regulate the sale of marijuana to those 21 and older.  

Allen Park voters rejected a ballot proposal regarding marijuana businesses. The proposal would have allowed three marijuana micro-businesses that would have a maximum 150 plants with processing and retail sales, and three other marijuana retailers.  

The Detroit City Council also voted to temporarily opt-out of setting up recreational marijuana facilities. The vote gives the council time to draft ordinances regarding recreational marijuana use, including a limit on the number of businesses allowed to operate within city limits.

However, there was a different result in Lincoln Park. Voters approved a proposal that would allow for marijuana businesses, including provisioning centers, to open in the city's General Industrial District. The stores would be limited in the hours of operation from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.