Marenisco Township letting voters decide on recreational marijuana businesses.
Written by Jesse Baroka on March 22, 2019
MARENSICO – Marenisco Township voters may decide the fate of potential enterprises relating to recreational marijuana. Marenisco supervisor Richard Bouvette tells the Ironwood Daily Globe that “Once they get the ordinance together, all we they have to do is put it on the ballot,” and “The people will decide whether marijuana should be allowed in the township.” If the issue is determined via an election, Marenisco will be unique in being the only city or township in Gogebic County, so far, to take that route. Except for a few pending decisions, most other governmental entities in the county have voted so far to opt out of the recreational marijuana business. If citizens do vote to welcome marijuana enterprise, Bouvette said board members will scrutinize how they allow any potential recreational business. Bouvette said he hopes an election regarding the issue will take place by August. Marijuana-related decisions have been a regular occurrence at local governmental meetings ever since citizens voted last November to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan.