Vote Delayed For Proposed Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Ypsilanti Township

MICHIGAN:  A vote on a special use permit that would allow a proposed medical marijuana dispensary and grow operation to move into an Ypsilanti Township building has been delayed a second time.

Denise Pollicella, an attorney representing the Michigan Wellness Group, asked the Ypsilanti Township Planning Commission to table the resolution for 60 days, which the commission did at its Aug. 26 meeting.

Planning Director Joe Lawson and Policella said Michigan Wellness is awaiting a Michigan Senate vote on proposed legislation that would fully legalize the type of transactions and grow operation the dispensary needs to allow it to succeed.

Separate court decisions deemed dispensaries and edible usage of marijuana are illegal under the current Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, though not all counties have moved to shut down dispensaries. Two separate bills that would make dispensaries and marijuana-infused edibles legal overwhelmingly passed in the House in December are expected to pass in the Senate in September.