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Media Advisory

Michigan Municipal League Hosts Medical Marihuana Act Workshop

 

WHAT:
A workshop about medical marijuana and its implications on Michigan communities. The workshop is free of charge to media representatives; please RSVP to Matt Bach by 8 am, April 13. TV and still photo journalists are welcome in the session, but we do ask that no images be taken of individuals requesting anonymity.

WHO: 
Experts from the Michigan Department of Community Health and the cities of Troy and Grand Rapids; dozens of mayors, city managers, council members, municipal attorneys and elected/appointed officials from communities across Michigan.

WHEN:
April 13, from 1 - 4 pm (Check-in 12:30 pm)

WHERE:
Lansing Center (Room 102), 333 East Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933

WHY:   
To educate local officials about the possible consequences--positive, negative and to-be-determined--of the Medical Marihuana Act.

MORE:
Medical Marihuana Act has been in effect since 2008 yet questions remain about how it will impact local governments. The law influences local issues like the right to farm, dispensaries and zoning. Several communities such as Garden City, Livonia, Niles and Roseville have already developed ordinances to deal with the law’s zoning and farming implications. MORE>

About the MML
The Michigan Municipal League proactively represents municipalities to help them sustain highly livable, desirable and unique places within the state. Founded in 1899, the League is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. For more information on MML, please visit mml.org.

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