Residents call on Holland Township Board of Trustees to allow Medical Marihuana Dispensaries.
Holland Township residents and advocates from across the state appealed to Trustees of Holland Township to consider the merits of allowing medical marihuana dispensaries in the township. Attorney “Access to medical marihuana is a legitimate need for so many cancer patients, veterans with PTSD and ordinary citizens with chronic ailments… Michigan has a legal, secure, safe, tested and highly regulated system in place to license and monitor medical marihuana dispensaries,” said Attorney Paula Givens.
Township officials heard touching testimony from several residents of the area describing their physical ailments and prescription meds needed to treat them before discovering the benefits of medical marihuana. While the Township officials seemed attentive, there were no actions taken to change their opt out position at this time.
Meanwhile, organizers of the statewide recreational marijuana ballot initiative suggest the statewide ballot will be approved in November and perhaps clear the way for less restrictive regulations by local governments. Several communities across the state have engaged in local petition drives to place local ordinance changes on the November ballot.