At least 80 Michigan communities have banned or are moving to ban recreational marijuana retail stores and related businesses.
It’s a swift response from local governments in the month and a half since voters chose to legalize marijuana in Michigan. The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act took effect Dec. 6.
Some of those communities have chosen to impose year-long bans on businesses as they wait to see what rules and regulations will write for the new industry. Officials with the Bureau of Marijuana Regulation have until December 2019 to write the rules and start accepting license applications.