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Ypsi City Council Approves Medical Marijuana Restrictions

Aug 7, 2013

Ypsilanti City Council has voted to limit the number of medical marijuana licenses it accepts or renews in a given year. The second and final reading of an ordinance to that effect was approved Tuesday night.

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The new limits will restrict the number of dispensaries licensed or renewed in one year to six, and growing facilities to three.

Council member Ricky Jefferson and Mayor Pro Tem. Lois Richardson were some of the proposal's biggest supporters on the council.  Richardson says Ypsilanti has more than enough medical marijuana facilities.

Ypsilanti currently has six medical marijuana dispensaries operating and one growing facility within the city limits.  

Michigan voted to legalize the use of medical marijuana in 2008, but no state-wide system currently exists for regulating it, and marijuana remains illegal in all forms at the federal level.