Michigan Supreme Court To Hear Dispute Over Medical Cannabis Limitations

Byron Townships ordinance is at the center of the controversy

The Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments in a dispute over whether a Kent County township can restrict where medical cannabis is grown.

Byron Township, south of Grand Rapids, has an ordinance that bars registered caregivers from growing cannabis at a commercial property. The state appeals court said the ordinance conflicts with Michigan’s medical cannabis law.

The court says local governments can’t restrict where caregivers grow medical cannabis as long as the cannabis is in an “enclosed, locked facility.” The decision set a precedent last July.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the months ahead.

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