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Marijuana businesses could get OK from City of Jackson tonight

Posted at 8:30 AM, Nov 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 09:45:24-05

Marijuana, a hot button topic will be on the agenda tonight in the city of Jackson.

The city council is set to discuss the use of both recreational and medical marijuana within the city.

However since local governments still have the option to prohibit marijuana businesses or limit the number that can operate, nothing is in the clear yet.

Jackson City Council members were set to discuss the idea of banning recreational marijuana businesses from operating in Jackson during a meeting in October.

The vote was postponed and council members asked the city attorney to put together a medical marijuana ordinance.

Both of those items are on the city council's agenda tonight.

To allow medical marijuana businesses, communities must opt into the state program.

Since recreational marijuana was legalized, communities now must opt out to ban the new businesses.

Only three townships in the county, Leon, Parma and Pulaski have opted into medical marijuana, but the city of Jackson could join that list Tuesday night.

Jackson Mayor Derek Dobies told M-Live, city officials would like to regulate medical and recreational marijuana in a similar fashion.

The meeting is scheduled for 6:30pm Tuesday November 13th.