Fruitland Township will no longer depend on a moritoriam to prohibit the sale or dispensation of medical marihuana in the township.
Following a six-month moritorium passed in 2011, and three more six-month extensions and a two-month extension while the state courts deal with ambiguous portions of the law passed by voters in Nov, 2008, the township board last Tuesday night passed a Medical Marihuana Dispensary Ordinance.
“At this time we presented it (ordinance) to cease relying on a moritoriam,” Jan Deur, township trustee and planning commission member, told the township board.
Unlike some local units of government who’ve used ordinances to support the federal law which considers all marihuana illegal, Deur said Fruitland’s new ordinance does not challenge provisions in the State of Michigan’s medical marihuana law.
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