three Michigan communities vote to ban marijuana companies in Tuesday election | Marijuana Information | Detroit

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A sign opposing Highland Park's Proposal 1. - LEE DEVITO

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  • An indication opposing Highland Park’s Proposal 1.

A number of Michigan communities narrowly voted to ban marijuana companies on Tuesday, including to a rising record of municipalities which have determined to choose out of permitting marijuana gross sales. That is even though Michigan voters permitted leisure marijuana gross sales in 2018.

Underneath the regulation that handed in 2018, native governments can select to ban marijuana gross sales of their communities, and residents can petition to problem these bans by vote. The difficulty was on the poll in Highland Park in Wayne County, and Vanderbilt and Crystal Lake in Northern Michigan.

In Highland Park, voters narrowly rejected Proposal 1, which might have permitted and controlled marijuana companies. The measure failed with 56.5 % voting no, based on The Detroit News.

In the meantime, a measure to reverse a marijuana enterprise ban in Vanderbilt failed with 54 % voting no, based on Up North Live, whereas a proposal to ban marijuana companies in Crystal Lake handed by 58 %.

Every of the communities permitted legalizing leisure marijuana in November 2018. Highland Park permitted with 71.1 %, Crystal Lake permitted with 62.5 %, and Vanderbilt permitted with 59 %. Statewide, 55.9 % of Michigan voters permitted leisure marijuana in 2018.

Many communities have chosen to ban marijuana gross sales as a part of a wait-and-see strategy: Michigan’s first leisure marijuana retailers are usually not anticipated to open till the primary quarter of subsequent 12 months.

The communities that banned the companies are going to lose out on a share of what the Senate Fiscal Company expects to be $157.four million in gross sales and excise taxes within the 2020-21 fiscal funds 12 months. By 2022-23, the company initiatives the tax income to succeed in $262 million.

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