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Community Invited to Share Input to Help Develop an Adult Use Marihuana Ordinance

The City of Kalamazoo will be holding meetings to gain feedback on Adult Use Marihuana to develop a framework for the creation of an ordinance.

The first set of meetings has been scheduled for early February:

Date

Time

Meeting Location

Wednesday, February 5

3 to 5 p.m.

City Commission Chambers at City Hall (241 W. South Street)

Tuesday, February 11

6:30 to 8 p.m.

City Commission Chambers at City Hall (241 W. South Street)

 

These meetings are open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to attend and share input. Topics of discussion will include the differences between Medical Marihuana regulations and the Adult Use permitted under the ‘Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act’, new facility types allowed via this Act, social equity components, and local licensing. Both meetings will cover the same material; people can attend whichever meeting is most convenient for their schedule.

On October 7, 2019 the City Commission adopted Ordinance 2000, which delays until June 1, 2020 the City’s opt-in to adult-use marihuana facilities. Adoption of this ordinance permitted City staff to bring proposed zoning and licensing ordinances to the City Commission in conformance with the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, which was adopted by voter initiative in November 2018.

Additional meetings/engagement opportunities will be scheduled in early March to review draft sections of the ordinance. For more information visit www.kalamazoocity.org/adultusemarihuana Please contact Pete Eldridge, Assistant City Planner, with any questions at (269) 337-8806.

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