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Howell Considers Allowing Medical Marijuana Facilities


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The Howell City Council will consider a medical marijuana ordinance Monday that allows, but regulates, "provisioning" and growing centers and sets use standards for licensed caregivers operating out of residences.

It doesn't affect home use by individual patients with state registration cards.

The council meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the Paul Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W. Grand River Ave.

Though approval isn't guaranteed, a local attorney specializing in medical marijuana issues praised the city for tackling the subject.

"Right now, there is no place in Livingston County for patients to legally obtain medical marijuana," Denise Pollicella said. "I'm proud of Howell for taking this step, and I hope other Livingston County communities will look at what Howell has done."

The proposed ordinance defines provisioning centers as commercial entities, including membership clubs.

They would be permitted as a special land use in areas zoned for business or industrial use, but would be restricted to sites more than 1,000 feet from schools.

Facilities would be licensed by the city clerk with review by police. They would also be subject to city inspections.

Marijuana couldn't be used on site. Licenses would also have to be renewed each year.

Facilities also could not set up shop within 500 feet of another licensed facility.

Zoning restrictions would generally prevent centers from locating downtown.

Growing facilities would be limited to industrial areas only under similar provisions.

Home use areas would be permitted in dwellings where no more than 25 percent of one floor was reserved for medical marijuana-related use.

No more than five registered patients could be assisted in any week.

Home use areas would also be subject to licensing by the city clerk.

Home caregivers would also have to provide their services at least 1,000 feet from schools.

Michigan voters approved medical marijuana use in 2008, but distribution standards have remained unclear.

City officials had placed and extended a moratorium on dispensaries for several months, awaiting action from the state Legislature.

But with no action coming from Lansing, the city decided to proceed on its own.

 

http://www.livingstondaily.com/story/news/local/community/howell/2015/02/07/howell-medicalmarijuana-ordinance/23047469/

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caregivers also being licensed , as a business, but limiting there customer base.. if they lifted the number of patients. to be served.then cost for these licencing requirements could be justified, but till they limit amounts of patients, then I dont agree with this at all... more sticking there noses were it dont belong..... 

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Heh,.. Denise Pollicella.

 

 That is a mistake waiting to happen.

 

She has had no problem supporting these restrictive laws against pt/cg's.

 

She and her ilk are to be watched, closely.

 

 

This is a shame that they wish to go after pt/cg's for home use.  Do they not even realize "medical use" is a defined term meaning you can now only medicate in 25% of your home including your grow area since it is already counting against your 25%?  If a transfer takes place in your kitchen, does that put you over the 25% threshold?  What if you have a pipe in one room, a vaporizer in one room, a grow room in thebasement and are storing your usable in your bedroom?  You are now supposedly illegal?

 

 Second rate attorneys and blinded by money potreprenuers  show no regard to damage or language as long as they are getting what they think they want.

 

 They act so naïve to even the slightest inkling of understanding of what a language change can do. They never have a whole picture view of what consequences or possible/likely results may occur.

 

 Ahh well.

 

 One must oppose people for their ignorance sometimes, not necessarily because they are bad people. 

 

 In this case,...(fill in the blank).

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caregivers also being licensed , as a business, but limiting there customer base.. if they lifted the number of patients. to be served.then cost for these licencing requirements could be justified, but till they limit amounts of patients, then I dont agree with this at all... more sticking there noses were it dont belong..... 

 

It seems as though some people have a gene that prevents them from minding their own business. I also think that this gene is tied to a gene that governs religious beliefs and paranoia. It seems that some religious people are very nosy. A lot of Republicans are nosy.

 

Anyone who has seen the Rob Lowe commercials can identify "Paranoid" Rob Lowe as being one of the types of people who want to regulate cannabis out of existence.

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At the Paul Bennett Recreation Center, 925W. Grand River Avenue, on Monday, the Howell City Council shall consider if marijuana should be legalized and regulated by introducing provisioning and growing centers, while at the same time, establishing certain standards to be adhered by the licensed caregivers operating out of residences. The meeting was scheduled to start at 7 pm.

While approval of the ordnance is something which cannot be guaranteed at the moment, local attorneys such as Denise Pollicella have praised the city for tackling the subject of legalizing medicinal marijuana. Attorneys such as Denise Pollicella further hope that other communities of the Livingston County will look upon this moment and take further steps in the same matter.

However, this ordnance is not expected to affect home use by individual patients having state registration cards. The ordnance, though will define the provisioning centers as commercial entities which also includes membership clubs. These centers would be permitted only if they are located 1,000 feet away from schools and only if they can manage to set up their growing centers in areas reserved for business or industrial use. However, the facilities would have to be reviewed by police and licensed by the clerk and would further be subjected to city inspections.

Moreover, licenses will have to be renewed every year and shops providing the medicinal marijuana should not be set up within 500 feet of another licensed facility. On a week, only five registered patients would be assisted. Growing centers could only be limited to industrial areas and centers cannot be located downtown. Also, home use areas would also be subject to licensing, which would be done by the city clerk.

Voters from Michigan had approved medical usage of marijuana not before 2008, however it is clearly seen that distribution standards and methodology have remained unclear till now.

Marijuana has been widely known to provide therapeutic effects towards treatment of certain diseases such as cancer and epilepsy.

 

http://www.mmjobserver.com/howell-city-council-to-consider-allowing-medical-marijuana-facilities/4106/

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