Chesterfield Township is trying to boot a medical marijuana facility from its borders by alleging it violates the zoning ordinance. The township last Friday sued Big Daddy’s Management Group and three individuals in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens for the medical marijuana facility at 52001 Gratiot Ave., between 23 Mile and 24 Mile roads.
“The use of the property as a marijuana dispensary and retail store is illegal and a flagrant violation” of the zoning ordinance, the township says in the lawsuit. The township says the facility cannot exist in its M-2 ( general manufacturing ) zoned area. Its function also fails to meet any of the 10 special land uses, such as landfills, race tracks and junk yards, as well as the industrial uses allowed in both M-1 an M-2 zoning, according to the township. In addition, the defendants failed to obtain a “certificate of zoning compliance” and never submitted a “site plan for change of use of the property,” the township says. On top of that, it violates a new township ordinance that specifically bans a “medical marijuana dispensary, compassion center or other similar operation for the consumption or distribution of medical marijuana,” the township said.
Big Daddy’s also operates a facility in Oak Park that was raided by police in January. Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies seized $2,874 in cash, nine pounds of harvested marijuana stored in a freezer, five pounds of packaged marijuana, about two dozen marijuana plants, and 10 pounds of baked goods containing suspected marijuana from facilities on North End Street, according to a published report. The operators have not been charged and are continuing to operate.
If you have been charged with a crime related to medical marijuana contact Daniel Ambrose 248-808-3130 or at www.marijuanlawyermichigan.com