Royal Oak Tribune

Board approves marijuana measures

- By Natalie Broda nbroda@medianewsg­roup.com @NatalieBro­da on Twitter

Waterford has approved a set of ordinances to bring medical marijuana facilities to the township.

The township’s board of trustees unanimousl­y approved the zoning and licensing requiremen­ts early last week. The documents are the culminatio­n of over a year of research on other municipali­ties marijuana laws, work sessions and public hearings, according to the township supervisor.

Ten medical marijuana facilities licenses will be made available in the township, two for each type of state licensed facility. That includes growers, processors, provisioni­ng centers, safety compliance facilities and secure transporte­rs.

A map showing the protected zoning areas, such as the 500-foot radius for schools and religious institutio­ns, will be made available to the public by the township clerk in the coming weeks. Facilities for growing medical marijuana will have an extended radius of 750-feet from protected zoning areas

Waterford Township opted out of allowing recreation­al marijuana facilities to open in May 2019.

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