Farmington officials consider marijuana businesses ban

Farmington city council members on Monday will consider an ordinance that would ban “marijuana establishments” allowed under Michigan’s new recreational marijuana laws.

In a memo, city manager David Murphy said the move to “opt out” is timed to precede new state administrative rules that must be created this year:

“If the City does not have an ordinance in place that either prohibits such uses or limits their number at the time the State approves such regulations… then such uses will be essentially unregulated in the City.”

Also on the council’s 7 p.m. agenda:

  • an event permit for the Friends of FASD 5K, a fun run benefiting an organization that helps families dealing with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders;
  • changes to the city’s fireworks ordinance that reflect state law changes to the dates when people can use consumer fireworks, the fines for violating the law, and the authority of local fire marshals to ban fireworks when conditions are extremely dry; and
  • finalizing a new ordinance that sets forth rules for wireless carriers using local rights-of-way for their equipment.

The meeting will be held in the conference room just off council chambers at City Hall, 23600 Liberty St. The agenda and supporting materials are posted at

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