Counties Try to Block Establishment of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Some counties in Michigan are trying to ban entrepreneurs from establishing medical marijuana dispensaries, despite a law that was recently passed permitting the use and cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes.

The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act legalizes the cultivation and possession of marijuana for the purpose of treating a debilitating medical condition, such as AIDS, glaucoma, cancer, hepatitis C, HIV, or any other condition that causes chronic pain or nausea. To avoid criminal charges, patients must have been diagnosed with a debilitating condition by a licensed physician, and all patients and caregivers must possess a registry identification card issued by the Michigan Department of Community Health. Under the act, a patient can legally possess up to 2.5 ounces of smokeable pot, and caregivers can maintain up to 12 marijuana plants per patient.

Each of the cities within the counties are approaching the issue differently, with some cities flat out banning the establishment of new medical marijuana dispensaries, while others have placed a moratorium on marijuana businesses.

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