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Scottville marijuana decision ‘on pause’

September 1, 2018

SCOTTVILLE — The presentation of a plan for potentially allowing medical marijuana facilities to operate in Scottville has been delayed once again, and will not be discussed by the Scottville City Commission Tuesday as expected.

A medical marijuana ordinance that was scheduled to be reviewed by commissioners before moving on to the city planning commission for a review of zoning issues has been removed from Tuesday’s agenda, according to City Manager Amy Williams.

The decision came from First Ward Commissioner Leon Begue, who drafted the ordinance, and City Attorney Tracy Thompson.

Begue said he will not be at Tuesday’s meeting, citing health problems and concerns raised by Thompson in the review process for the postponement.

“… I touched base with (Thompson) to assess the progress being made in his review of the draft medical marijuana ordinance in its current draft form. As I would expect, (he) has raised some very important considerations. Some can be addressed with clarification; some merit further discussion,” Begue said. “Because my focus to address these discussions is not where it needs to be, I have asked Tracy to ‘pause’ our moving forward until I have reached an acceptable resolution to the medical issues currently taking place. I am confident we will reach that point, but it may require additional consultations beyond what is locally available.”

Read the full story in Saturday’s Ludington Daily News print and e-Editions.

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