Constantine considers medical marijuana ordinance

Members of the Constantine Village Council recently studied a draft of an ordinance to amend the village code to provide for the licensing and regulation of medical marijuana facilities within the municipality.

Village attorney Howard Bush drew up the ordinance. The council has reviewed information on licensing provided by village Manager Mark Honeysett at the last four council meetings.

Travis Copenhaver, of Cannabis Attorneys of Michigan, addressed the council last month. Honeysett also presented a written list of questions and comments about the ordinance made by council members, with a response to each comment by Bush.

Honeysett said he believes the council should retain the right and authority to deny a permit regardless of whether the applicant has a license to operate a facility. Furthermore, Honeysett said he thinks there should be an objective method to select the best candidate in the event that there is more than one licensed person seeking a permit for a particular type of facility.

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