Local governments take on legal pot business plans

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In this photo taken Tuesday, May 5, 2015, a marijuana plant grows at a Minnesota Medical Solutions greenhouse in Otsego, Minn. The crop is coming in at Minnesota Medical Solutions, one of two manufacturers who will be supplying the state’s medical marijuana. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS […]

The Jackson City Council has approved new ordinances regulating marijuana businesses in the city.

Tuesday night, by a 6-to-1 margin, the council gave the green light to the ordinances.

They won’t take effect for 30 days.

The Council will now turn its attention to setting up a licensing system.

As for recreational sales, the city will wait for the state to figure out its plan of action before proceeding with  the city’s process.

Jackson wasn’t the only local government talking about marijuana Tuesday.

Meridian Township is starting the process to approve six different locations for commercial marijuana businesses.

The Planning Commission will now take a look at the propositions and receive public input before things can move forward.

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