Ludington council to explore marijuana topic again. 

April 6, 2022

Ludington council to explore marijuana topic again. 

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief

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LUDINGTON — Ludington City Council will be bringing the topic of allowing marijuana facilities into the city when it meets on Monday, April 11. In 2019, the council passed an ordinance making recreational marijuana facilities illegal in the city. The passage was following a lengthy study by a citizens’ ad-hoc committee’s recommendation. Mayor Steve Miller said, at the time, the council had come to the consensus that it wanted to wait two years to see how the law was being received in other communities throughout the state. 

“It’s now been three years and it’s time we revisit this topic,” Miller told MCP. Miller said that the distribution of financial benefits to the city is a major factor in putting the topic back on the council’s agenda. 

“It’s time for the Council to follow through with what it said it would do in 2019,” Miller said. “It’s time to have a discussion and a debate whether we move forward or continue to opt out.” 

Miller said the public is encouraged to attend the meeting and speak during public comment. 

The council meets at city hall, 400 S. Harrison St., at 6:30 p.m.  

At the same time as the Ludington council meeting, the Scottville City Commission is scheduled to take action on its marijuana ordinance that would allow all marijuana facilities allowable under state law within select zones in the city. Scottville City Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at its city hall, 105 N. Main St. in Scottville.

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