Ordinance to Prohibit Marihuana (a.k.a. Marijuana)

Village of Morrice Public Notice

VILLAGE OF MORRICE

ORDINANCE NO. 18-03

(Enacted November 13, 2018)

AN ORDINANCE TO PROHIBIT MARIHUANA (a.k.a. MARIJUANA)

ESTABLISHMENTS WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF MORRICE

THE VILLAGE OF MORRICE ORDAINS:

Section 1: (A) Pursuant to the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana (a.k.a. Marijuana) Act, enacted by a statewide ballot proposal in November 2018, under Section 6.1, the Village of Morrice elects to prohibit marihuana (a.k.a. marijuana) establishments within its boundaries. The prohibition includes, but is not limited to, any marihuana (a.k.a. marijuana) growers, safety compliance facilities, processors, micro businesses, retailers, secure transporters, or any other type of marihuana-related (a.k.a. marijuana-related) businesses licensed by the State of Michigan under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana (a.k.a. Marijuana) Act.

(B) Under the Michigan Medical Marihuana (a.k.a. marijuana) Facilities Licensing Act, Section 205(1), being MCL 333.27205(1), the Village of Morrice elects to prohibit all medical marihuana (a.k.a. marijuana) facilities within its boundaries. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, any medical marihuana (a.k.a. marijuana) growers, processors, provisioning centers, transporters, safety compliance facilities, or any other type of medical marihuana- related (a.k.a. marijuana-related) businesses that are licensed by the State of Michigan pursuant to the Michigan Medical Marihuana (a.k.a. Marijuana) Facilities Licensing Act.

Section 2: If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this Ordinance is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of the remaining portions of this Ordinance. The Village of Morrice declares that it would have passed this Ordinance and each section, subsection, clause or phrase hereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses or phrases be declared unconstitutional.

Section 3: That this Ordinance and the related rules, regulations, provisions, requirements, orders and matters established shall take effect immediately upon publication, except any penalty provisions which shall take effect twenty (20) days after publication, pursuant to MCL 66.1.

Section 4: Repealer – All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict with this Ordinance are repealed only to the extent necessary to give all provisions of this Ordinance full effect.

The above is a summary of the Ordinance adopted at a Regular Meeting of the Village Council held on the 13th day of November, 2018. A full copy of this ordinance may be reviewed at Village Hall.

Post: December 4, 2018

Karen McGuire, Village Clerk