Who supports medical marijuana in Battle Creek?

Who supports medical marijuana in Battle Creek?

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According to a survey distributed by the city of Battle Creek, roughly two thirds of residents are unconcerned about the prospect of medical marijuana facilities opening in the city. Surveys were sent out with water bills. More 700 were returned. The survey was also posted online, Battle Creek Planning Manager Christine Zuzga said Tuesday. The Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act goes into effect Dec. 15, which is when prospective medical marijuana entrepreneurs can apply for licenses for the five different types of businesses the act covers. The Battle Creek City Commission is in the midst of figuring out which of those facilities will be allowed and how they’ll be zoned and asked for the public’s input. According to the results, 65 percent of the anonymous respondents said they were "not worried at all" about medical marijuana facilities locating in Battle Creek. 16 percent were "extremely worried," but 77 to 78 percent approved of allowing each type of business or allowing them with some restrictions. In comments sent with the surveys, people were passionate about their love and hate of marijuana, medical or otherwise. "I believe this would be a start to helping the economy here in Battle Creek," one response read. "I also believe marijuana would actually benefit the crime rate as well here. Having these sorts of plants be used for what they are intended for is good for the consumers and would create more job opportunities for people seeking employment or another source of income." Another person, who claimed to be a medical marijuana cardholder, said people are tired of driving to other cities to get products. "Battle Creek patients would greatly appreciate the kind gesture of allowing these businesses to open, not to mention the citizens of Battle Creek could use the tax revenue boost," […]

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