WESTLAND — The city of Westland is currently considering local ordinances to be in alignment with state law as it relates to allowing medical and recreational marijuana use along with growing, retail, transport and processing operations within city limits.
In November 2018 Michigan voters passed Proposal 1, which allows individuals 21 and older to purchase, possess and use marijuana and marijuana-infused edibles for recreational purposes.
The bill also created a state licensing system for marijuana businesses and allowed municipalities to ban or restrict them.
Approximately 64 percent of voters in the city voted in favor of the initiative.
Those seeking more information may search the “Latest News” section of the city of Westland’s home page, www.cityofwestland.com. The section includes a proposed list of special meeting dates, state of Michigan laws, and documents from study sessions.
Residents are welcome to attend the sessions and share their feedback.
“This is an important decision that the city is looking at very carefully,” said Mayor William Wild. “In an effort to promote transparency the city wants to make sure that all of the information being reviewed is available to members of the public and encourages input and feedback throughout the process.”