MI Compassion Posted June 2, 2010 Report Share Posted June 2, 2010 BY LIZ SHEPARD TIMES HERALD • JUNE 2, 2010 http://www.thetimesherald.com/article/20100602/NEWS01/6020309/Marijuana-compassion-center-won-t-receive-ticket A couple operating a medical marijuana compassion center in Kimball Township is off the hook, for now. Township Supervisor Rob Usakowski said a citation issued April 28 to Debra and Jim Amsdill has been dropped until officials rework the language of a moratorium the Amsdill's were accused of violating. The Amsdills opened their center March 10 in the Sawmill Commons strip mall, 4731 Lapeer Road, a short time before township officials approved a six-month moratorium banning compassion centers. The moratorium was designed to give the planning commission time to develop zoning guidelines for such businesses, which the Amsdills have said are places for medical marijuana users and their caregivers to gather. The state's medical marijuana law does not address such facilities. Now, Usakowski said township officials must rework the moratorium to clearly define a compassion center before taking things further. A special meeting could be scheduled for township trustees to approve the new language, he said. If the Amsdills are found in violation of the revamped moratorium they will be ticketed again, Usakowski said. The Amsdills did not return phone messages Tuesday. They originally were scheduled to appear in St. Clair County District Judge John Monaghan's courtroom today for a hearing concerning the ticket. Usakowski said the case was dropped Friday. Contact Liz Shepard at (810) 989-6273 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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