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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Recreational marijuana is becoming the talk of the town in many Michigan communities.


By Hollie Ferguson | Mar 4, 2020


Recreational marijuana is still finding its footing in a society that has been anti-cannabis for generations. Many towns where it is recently legal are still grappling with how the devil's lettuce will fit into the community. 

Emmett Township in Michigan is one of those communities.

Though sales from recreational marijuana in Michigan amassed over $10 million in just over six weeks, the township is still struggling to come up with enforceable ordinances that are friendly to both cannabis users and businesses, the Battle Creek Enquirer recently reported. 

Pat Dougherty, who chairs the townships marijuana committee, told the publication that the name of the game is protecting the community who uses cannabis, now that the votes are in and that community can exist legally. 

Though they have been slow on the uptake with recreational facilities and sales, Dougherty said understanding the impact of marijuana on the community and the safety measures that should be taken to ensure its success in the township take precedence. 

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