Lansing Medical Marijuana ordinance slow to take shape

LANSING, MI – Lansing city officials are no closer to drafting an ordinance regulating the distribution of medical marijuana following a public safety committee meeting today. About a half-dozen medical marijuana dispensaries have opened in the city in recent weeks. Councilmember Carol Wood chairs the public safety committee and says the city needs to get a handle on businesses dispensing the drug, before more shops open. Wood suggested the city put in place a moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries while the regulation is hammered out. City Attorney Brigham Smith rejected the idea saying the city has yet to clearly define what a dispensary is.
Smith says he's working with care-givers and dispensary owners to draft a regulating ordinance. The public safety committee will meet again June 8th.