Constantine Village Council has set a special meeting for 7 p.m. Dec. 12 to consider a resolution to permit medical marijuana facilities.
By Angie Birdsall | Special to the Journal
Constantine Village Council on Monday reviewed the most recent draft of an ordinance to permit medical marijuana facilities to operate in the village.
The council set a special meeting for 7 p.m. Dec. 12 to consider a resolution to permit medical marijuana facilities.
Emergency rules from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, signed Monday by Gov. Rick Snyder, are available. Michigan’s new medical marijuana licensing system begins Dec. 15. The state will accept licensing applications to grow, process, sell or transport medical marijuana. Existing businesses may stay open while seeking a state license, as long as they have been operating with the approval of their local community.
Also included for the council to review were four licensing and regulatory affairs bulletins, a draft of an application for a person seeking a permit to operate a facility in Michigan and a new medical marijuana resolution.
Village Manager Mark Honeysett said the resolution would go “hand-in-hand with a new ordinance.”
“The resolution dictates how many of each type of facility you will permit to operate,” Honeysett said. “The purpose in dictating the numbers allowed by resolution is to make it easier to adjust the number permitted up, or down, without having to invest the time and expense of amending the ordinance.”
After some discussion, the council decided the resolution would allow an unlimited number of growing, processing and secure transporter facilities and three provisioning centers, two of which may be downtown.
The council received comments at a public hearing.
Tom Nemeth, of Herbal Advantage Provisioning, said at the last council meeting there was “uncertainty expressed about the state’s ability to gets its act together.”
“I feel the