Community divided over medical marijuana ordinance

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The medical marijuana regulation debate in Lansing might seem like a state vs. city issue but officials involved say the disagreements go well beyond that.

On Thursday, the Lansing Committee of Public Safety held a meeting to go over some of those issues

Back in 2008 medical marijuana use was put to a vote among state residents and was approved.

In 2011, the Lansing City Council passed an ordinance to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries which required applicants to obtain a yearly license and pass a background check.

In 2013, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled medical marijuana dispensaries illegal saying they could be shut down using the Michigan Public Nuisance Law.

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