Walled Lake City Council approved a first reading of an ordinance at its June 15 meeting after tabling the initiative last month. The Ordinance goes into affect today. It is available at the City Office free of charge.
Mayor William Roberts said, “The ordinance helps protect the community as a whole, and creates a situation where the potential business must live up to state and local ordinances.”
The ordinance requires a local license to operate a medical marijuana dispensary within the city and sets forth certain operating standards.
According to City Attorney Vahan Vanerian, due to the lack of existing precedent regarding interpretation of Michigan’s recently enacted Medical Marijuana Act, there are limited state resources to draw upon in preparing local ordinances.
Hours of operation of any business related to medical marijuana are limited on the City Ordinance. Any violation of the ordinance would be guilty of a 90-day misdemeanor offense punishable by up to 90 days in jail, or up to a $500 fine.
If you have questions on medical marijuana please contact samantha at:
Samantha@ambroselawgroup.com or call 248-624-5500