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Proposed medical marijuana ordinance heads to city council
Proposed medical marijuana ordinance heads to city council

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—A proposed medical marijuana ordinance for the City of Coopersville is heading to the city council for consideration.

City Manager Steven Patrick says the planning commission recommended the proposed measure during its July 15 meeting.  The city council will take up the proposed ordinance during its July 22 meeting. 

Coopersville has been operating under a medical marijuana moratorium since Michigan voters approved the use of medical marijuana in 2008, since stipulations to the law were not clear.

During Monday night’s meeting, the planning commission also met with city attorney Jeff Sluggett to revise the city’s sign ordinance.  Patrick says the changes are meant to simplify the current rules and provide more direction for businesses about what can and cannot be done.  The revisions will also address digital billboards, which are becoming more popular throughout West Michigan.  An amended version of the sign ordinance will be considered by the planning commission in August; if approved, the proposal will be considered by the city council.