Flint City Council Approves Ordinance for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
The Flint City Council voted 7-2 last week to approve an ordinance that would govern the city's medical marijuana dispensaries. According to MLive, the ordinance mandates that dispensaries must be more than 1,000 feet from any church, park or school. The new regulations require marijuana be contained within an enclosed, locked facility. transfers and deliveries of medical marijuana occur within a structure and during limited hours, and that marijuana shall not be smoked, eaten or otherwise consumed at any licensed center. The regulations will apply to new dispensaries. Six medical marijuana dispensaries that were open before the moratorium against new ones will be grandfathered in and will be able to stay at their current locations. As part of the new ordinance, a license will cost $5,000 and there will be a $150 annual employee license fee.