Medical Marijuana Shops Considered
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Medical Marijuana Shops Considered
Posted by CN Staff on May 07, 2009 at 06:43:17 PT
By Jennifer Chambers, Detroit News 
Source: Detroit News
Royal Oak -- Woodward Avenue has been a magnet for car enthusiasts and shoppers for decades, but the boulevard soon may earn a new reputation as Michigan's first pot zone.Royal Oak's leaders are contemplating a zoning ordinance that would require medical marijuana growers to set up shop in the city's general business district, which encompasses the retail and commercial business strip along the byway.
The proposal, to be discussed Tuesday by the city's Plan Commission, targets growers who are state registered caregivers of medical marijuana patients. It would not apply to qualified patients who are physician-certified to grow the drug.City planner Doug Hedges said leaders had concerns about illegal activity sprouting up at private residences where marijuana was being grown."The act does allow a caregiver to be compensated for services so they are a potential commercial activity," Hedges said. "We thought it best to treat them as a business. We don't allow home occupations in Royal Oak where a customer visits a home."The Plan Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposal and make a recommendation to the City Commission.State law allows caregivers to grow marijuana for up to five registered patients, which means caregivers may legally possess 2.5 grams and 12 plants per patient for a total of 12.5 ounces and 60 plants. Hedges said a single caregiver isn't likely to make a viable business out of five patients, so he expects caregivers to act as a consortium and possibly set up shop together in a storefront as a medical marijuana dispensary.Chuck Semchena, a city commissioner and former anti-drug task force prosecutor for Oakland County, said: "The potency of the marijuana is so great and the number of harvests can be great, and the potential for that marijuana to end up somewhere else in the hands of someone with no authority to have it is great."Diane Richards, owner of Rec Diving, a scuba gear outfitter, on Woodward, said she wants to know more about how such dispensaries would operate. "But if the choice is between having it at my next door neighbor's house or having it in a zoned business area where it's more controlled and they are contributing to the tax base, then it's business all the way," said Richards.Source: Detroit News (MI)Author: Jennifer Chambers, Detroit News Published: Thursday, May 7, 2009Copyright: 2009 The Detroit News Contact: letters Website: URL: Articles:Seed Planted for Medical Marijuana Zoning Accepts First Application for Marijuana
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on May 07, 2009 at 11:22:57 PT
Equal with Jack Daniels! Too much! LOL! Oh just the thought makes my stomach burn. I actually have never had any Jack Daniels but I smelled it and got high! Just kidding.
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Comment #3 posted by Hope on May 07, 2009 at 11:19:05 PT
Jack Daniels
It's ok for them to compare it to strong liquor, if that will satisfy them until they know better.Thing is, strong liquor has a lethal overdose and cannabis doesn't, and most of all, they don't bust down people's doors, lock them up, take their children, kill their pets, take their possessions and money, after they rifle through their private belongings, intimidate, humiliate, terrorize, bind their hands, or cage them, or all that other stuff they like to do to people who prefer cannabis as their "Dope" rather than Jack Daniels.Equal with Jack Daniels would be huge improvement on the way things are. Ok.Equal with Jack Daniels! How bout it?
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on May 07, 2009 at 11:04:23 PT
Just a Note
I hope people check out this video of the Mississippi Marijuana Farm. They grind it up and it looks terrible. The plants looked thirsty. One person said pot was more like Jack Daniels nowadays. What wasn't mentioned is even though Jack Daniels is strong it is legal.
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on May 07, 2009 at 08:20:54 PT
Inside Mississippi Marijuana Farm/TN MMJ?
URL: Legal Marijuana: The Legendary Old Miss Pot Farm (VIDEO)URL:
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