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When Michigan voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2018, Tyler Dornbos was excited. He says he can’t buy the drug where he lives in Jackson County, so he’s been shopping elsewhere – including at a newly opened provisioning center in Battle Creek.

Kalamazoo City Commissioners Talk Marijuana

Oct 8, 2019
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Kalamazoo City commissioners have voted to delay a decision on whether to allow recreational marijuana businesses for eight more months. The state plans to take license applications from growers, processors, transporters, and retailers next month, but only from those with local permits.

Kalamazoo City Commission special meeting on Monday April 29, 2019. Photo by Greyson Steele, WMUK
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The Kalamazoo City Commission is considering a temporary ban on recreational marijuana businesses. 

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Citizens Research Council of Michigan President Eric Lupher says businesses in Michigan will have a “fine line to navigate” if voters approve a proposal to legalize marijuana. That’s in part because pot would remain illegal under federal law.

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Bridge reporter Mike Wilkinson says you can drive for long stretches in western states without realizing that marijuana is legal, but he says all of a sudden you see billboards advertising pot.