Recreational Pot Gets Win-Lose In Metro Detroit On Election Day

WWJ News
March 11, 2020 - 7:12 am
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ECORSE (WWJ) - It was a bit of a win-lose situation for marijuana on election night in Metro Detroit. 

Residents in Ecorse voted to allow recreational marijuana facilities in the city, but a similar question was rejected by voters in Clinton Township. 

The Ecorse measure, which passed by a 818-659 margin, lets city leaders decide how many and where marijuana businesses can be located in the city

The Clinton Township proposal was defeated 13,649 to 15,163. It would have allowed for up to 12 recreational marijuana dispensaries, as well as growing, processing and transporting businesses within the city.

It has been legal for Michigan residents and visitors to have up to 2.5 ounces (71 grams) of marijuana on them and up to 10 ounces (284 grams) at home, since Dec. 6, 2018. Recreational sales in Michigan became legal on Dec. 1, 2019.

At least 1,400 communities across Michigan have opted out of the recreational marijuana law. More than 40 communities have voted to allow marijuana businesses, though some are still working on ordinances before allowing any to open.