Reasonable Plan To Regulate MMJ Sellers

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  Reasonable Plan To Regulate MMJ Sellers

Posted by CN Staff on May 20, 2009 at 16:50:58 PT
Source: Detroit News 

Michigan -- Royal Oak has come up with a sensible rule to regulate the growing and selling of marijuana for medical purposes. It would require pot purveyors to grow and sell their product in storefronts in the city's business district.The business would be more visible and easier to regulate without unnecessarily hassling marijuana growers.
Proposal 1, passed by voters last November, allows each legally recognized medical marijuana patient to designate a caregiver. Caregivers are permitted to grow and provide marijuana for up to five patients and are allowed 2.5 ounces of pot, or 12 plants, per patient. Growing marijuana isn't cheap, so the state allows caregivers to be paid. But home businesses are prohibited in Royal Oak. And compensated caregivers who work out of their homes are "off the grid" for tax purposes.While city officials acknowledge that a five-patient enterprise wouldn't be enough to establish a viable business, caregivers can, and probably would, form "grow-ops" where each caregiver rents part of the store and grows marijuana in his own space.If the zoning ordinance passes -- which would require adoption by the City Commission -- Royal Oak could become a model for other Michigan cities that want to respect the state's medical marijuana law but also want to reasonably regulate the business.Complete Title: Royal Oak Comes Up with Reasonable Plan To Regulate Medicinal Marijuana SellersSource: Detroit News (MI)Published: Wednesday, May 20, 2009Copyright: 2009 The Detroit News Contact: letters Website: URL: Articles:Medical Marijuana Shops Considered Planted for Medical Marijuana Zoning

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Comment #1 posted by Question Authority on May 21, 2009 at 12:45:03 PT
Forced to grow indoors?
And if I want to grow my pot in my own back yard, using free solar energy?Selling it in stores, OK.Growing inside with huge electricity bills, not so much...
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