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Brighton looks to amend MEDICAL MARIJUANA (pot) rules

 

 

Contact Daily Press & Argus reporter Jim Totten at (517)548-7088 or at jtotten@gannett.com.

 

http://www.livingsto...EWS01/106130314

 

Brighton is looking to adopt rules restricting medicalmarijuana use to residential areas as the community moves forward withcomplying with voter-approved state law.

 

In November 2008, over 60 percent of Michigan votersapproved a measure allowing the use and cultivation of marijuana for specificmedical conditions, even though the drug is still illegal under federal laws.However, numerous local governmental bodies have complained the state providedno guidelines on how to oversee the use of medical marijuana.

 

Since August, Brighton has maintained a temporary moratoriumon issuing permits or certificates for places that sell or dispense medicalmarijuana as city officials worked out a process for administering the new law.

 

On Thursday, the City Council will hold its first reading ofordinance amendments at its 7:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall.

 

"What the city is trying to provide is someregulation," said Steve Monet, chairman of the Planning Commission.

 

Although he's personally opposed to the medical marijuanalaw, Monet said the city's proposal is the best way to deal with it. He said hedoesn't believe there is any condition that can't be treated throughtraditional medical practices.

 

"What we're attempting to achieve here is to make it asless intrusive and less onerous on neighbors nearby," Monet said.

 

While some communities allow medical marijuana shops incommercial areas, Monet said, the Planning Commission decided it was "moreeasily regulated in the neighborhoods under our home occupation rules."

 

The city attorney drafted the rules, which were modeledafter an ordinance approved by Grand Rapids. The Planning Commission hasrecommended approving the measure.

 

Under the proposal, a homeowner could not make anystructural changes to the house not customary in residential dwellings or useelectrical equipment that would create a nuisance to neighbors.

 

The state law requires medical marijuana users to be morethan 1,000 feet from schools and day-care centers.

 

In addition, a primary caregiver can only serve fivepatients a week, and only one caregiver can work at a home.

 

Tyrone Township resident John McIntosh, a medical marijuanauser, said he hasn't heard of communities adopting rules like the one beingproposed in Brighton. He doesn't believe it would be a problem.

 

However, McIntosh said, a medical marijuana dispensary in aresidential neighborhood might attract more attention, particularly from policedepartments.

 

He said police departments are "just going crazy aboutthis."

 

"They're going after medical marijuana like it'smethamphetamines," McIntosh said. "They're treating marijuana likeit's some dangerous drug."

 

He said there are many benefits from marijuana, and peopleneed to get educated about "this medicine."

 

Contact Daily Press & Argus reporter Jim Totten at (517)548-7088 or at jtotten@gannett.com.

 

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"He said hedoesn't believe there is any condition that can't be treated throughtraditional medical practices."

 

 

 

These politicians are the most arrogant bunch i think Ive ever seen in my life like they know whats good for us opiates make me sick break down my body and i feel terrible the entire time I'm on them while medical marihuana makes me feel like I'm truly alive again . :thumbsu:

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"The state law requires medical marijuana users to be morethan 1,000 feet from schools and day-care centers."

 

Since when?

 

 

This just shows you where the problom lies with the uninformed politicians who rarely bother reading up on something before proposing a ban just because "they dont believe in it". :thumbsd:

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Brighton looks to amend MEDICAL MARIJUANA (pot) rules

 

 

Contact Daily Press & Argus reporter Jim Totten at (517)548-7088 or at jtotten@gannett.com.

 

http://www.livingsto...EWS01/106130314

 

Brighton is looking to adopt rules restricting medicalmarijuana use to residential areas as the community moves forward withcomplying with voter-approved state law.

 

In November 2008, over 60 percent of Michigan votersapproved a measure allowing the use and cultivation of marijuana for specificmedical conditions, even though the drug is still illegal under federal laws.However, numerous local governmental bodies have complained the state providedno guidelines on how to oversee the use of medical marijuana.

 

Since August, Brighton has maintained a temporary moratoriumon issuing permits or certificates for places that sell or dispense medicalmarijuana as city officials worked out a process for administering the new law.

 

On Thursday, the City Council will hold its first reading ofordinance amendments at its 7:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall.

 

"What the city is trying to provide is someregulation," said Steve Monet, chairman of the Planning Commission.

 

Although he's personally opposed to the medical marijuanalaw, Monet said the city's proposal is the best way to deal with it. He said hedoesn't believe there is any condition that can't be treated throughtraditional medical practices.

 

"What we're attempting to achieve here is to make it asless intrusive and less onerous on neighbors nearby," Monet said.

 

While some communities allow medical marijuana shops incommercial areas, Monet said, the Planning Commission decided it was "moreeasily regulated in the neighborhoods under our home occupation rules."

 

The city attorney drafted the rules, which were modeledafter an ordinance approved by Grand Rapids. The Planning Commission hasrecommended approving the measure.

 

Under the proposal, a homeowner could not make anystructural changes to the house not customary in residential dwellings or useelectrical equipment that would create a nuisance to neighbors.

 

The state law requires medical marijuana users to be morethan 1,000 feet from schools and day-care centers.

 

In addition, a primary caregiver can only serve fivepatients a week, and only one caregiver can work at a home.

 

Tyrone Township resident John McIntosh, a medical marijuanauser, said he hasn't heard of communities adopting rules like the one beingproposed in Brighton. He doesn't believe it would be a problem.

 

However, McIntosh said, a medical marijuana dispensary in aresidential neighborhood might attract more attention, particularly from policedepartments.

 

He said police departments are "just going crazy aboutthis."

 

"They're going after medical marijuana like it'smethamphetamines," McIntosh said. "They're treating marijuana likeit's some dangerous drug."

 

He said there are many benefits from marijuana, and peopleneed to get educated about "this medicine."

 

Contact Daily Press & Argus reporter Jim Totten at (517)548-7088 or at jtotten@gannett.com.

 

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Michael Komorn

 

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:lol: :lol: Do we need special glasses to read the parts of the 2008 MMMA this article supposedly quotes.

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The state law requires medical marijuana users to be more than 1,000 feet from schools and day-care centers. Which marijuana law is this?

 

The 1000 feet rule is the “drug free zone”. In most urban areas, it is impossible NOT to be in the zone.

 

In addition, a primary caregiver can only serve five patients a week. Does this means that the patient can only visit once a week and said patient must gather a week’s worth of medicine during that one visit?

Monet said he doesn't believe there is any condition that can't be treated through traditional medical practices. This may be true, but not all traditional practices are effective for all people all the time.

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