Holland Township is hammering out an ordinance to regulate medical marijuana.
Although several proposals are being floated, the final language won’t be presented until it has been vetted by attorneys and following an Ottawa County training program tonight in Allendale aimed at helping local governments understand the state law.
“None of us want to withhold medical marijuana from anybody,” Chairman Marion Hoeve said.
“What happens when you grow 72 plants in a house and turn a house into a greenhouse?” Commissioner Jack Vander Meulen asked. “What happens when a caregiver goes on vacation? Who waters the plants?”Read More
John Ter Beek said he was scheduled to meet today (12-7) with the American Civil Liberties Union to pursue an injunction on Wyoming’s ban. He also is recruiting volunteers to circulate recall petitions.
“If I have to be recalled because I vote on preserving safety in our community, then so be it. Move somebody else into my chair,” Pastoor said. “The only way to handle (medical marijuana) is like we handle any other drug.”
In line with statewide results, voters in 27 of 28 Wyoming precincts supported the marijuana proposal in 2008.
“They went against the will of the voters,” Ter Beek said of the council’s actions on Monday.
Lynette Brunink, manager of Grand Rapids Alternative Care, a Grand Rapids Township clinic that certifies a patient’s medical need for marijuana, said the ban “is just like taking insulin from a diabetic.”Read More