Burr Oak Township Votes For Sample Marijuana Ordinance
By: Mike Stiles - Tuesday, July 13, 2021

BURR OAK – Burr Oak Township is going to look into allowing recreational marijuana businesses to operate in their boundaries.

During their meeting Monday evening, the Burr Oak Township Board voted 3-2 to have the attorney they have been working with prepare a sample ordinance that would let recreational marijuana businesses open their doors in the Township. Township Attorney Lance Thornton shared with the Township Board that one of their options is to direct the attorney they are working with to provide a sample licensing ordinance. The Township would have to provide the kinds of marijuana businesses they want to allow and in what numbers.

Thornton says that first draft will be reviewed by the Board, and they will have the option to change it as they want, and get it down to the ordinance they want with the specifics in it. Thornton says the other option for the Township would be to do nothing, and let the public submit a petition to bring the matter to a vote.

The Township Board asked Thornton to contact the other attorney and have him come up with a sample ordinance, and bring that back to a future meeting.


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