ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Now that Michigan voters have approved medical use of marijuana, one community is considering adding pot-providers to its zoning law.
Officials in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak propose limiting caregivers who raise medical marijuana to the general business zone. It's mainly along the busy Woodward Avenue thoroughfare and away from the main local shopping district.
City planner Doug Hedges says the proposal is consistent with Royal Oak's treatment of other businesses.
In November, state voters approved a law allowing people to grow marijuana for medical use.
State Community Health Department spokeswoman Geralyn Lasher tells the Detroit Free Press Michigan had issued 96 medical marijuana permits to caregivers by last week.