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Press Release

For Immediate Release
March 26, 2010

Contact: Matt Bach
Michigan Municipal Leauge
Director of Communications
734-669-6317 / e-mail

Michigan Communities Prepare for Medical Marihuana Act

Nearly 100 Officials from 50 Communities, 6 Companies Attend Michigan Municipal League Workshop

Local officials from across Michigan learn about the Medical Marihuana Act. More photos>

LANSING, Mich.—Almost 100 community leaders from throughout Michigan learned about the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act today at a Michigan Municipal League (MML) workshop in Lansing.

The law’s been in effect since December 2008 but questions still remain about how it will impact local governments. 

Event speakers weighed the possible economic benefits of the Act with the discussion centering on the right to farm, dispensaries and zoning. Several communities such as Garden City, Livonia, Niles and Roseville have already developed ordinances to deal with the law’s zoning and farming implications.

Workshop attendees—elected and appointed officials, public safety officers and municipal attorneys—agreed the seminar was helpful.

East Lansing Councilmember Nathan Triplett said, “Especially because of the ambiguity of the law, it was a very valuable opportunity for folks to come together to learn about the implications of the Medical Marihuana Act in our communities.”

More about the Act and Communities>

About the Michigan Municipal League
The Michigan Municipal League proactively represents municipalities to help them sustain highly livable, desirable and unique places within the state. Founded in 1899, the League is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. For more information on MML, please visit mml.org.

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