Negaunee amends proposed marijuana ordinances

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee continues to move forward with allowing recreational marijuana in city limits.

In a special meeting earlier tonight, the Negaunee City Council discussed and amended two possible ordinances, in hopes to better understand and approach this new territory.

“This is new territory, obviously, because a new law has been passed, so no one knows what’s going to happen,” said Nate Heffron, Negaunee City Manager. “From our perception, we believe there’s going to be some court cases that will happen throughout the state that will settle some of the rules and regulations to see where the limits for marijuana will go.”

One proposed ordinance would allow facilities to operate in industrial–zoned areas throughout the city, as well as zones listed as Business 2.

A first reading for both ordinances is scheduled in their November 14th meeting for a public hearing.

If the first reading passes for either proposal, then a second reading is required at least 2 weeks before it takes effect.

If an ordinance passes, it will take effect 30 days after passing.