Hopeful medical marijuana distributors in Ferndale suffered a setback on Oct. 12. The Ferndale City Council will not expand zoning into commercial districts, meaning downtown will still be off-limits. Currently, distribution sites are limited to industrial zoning. It’s a $2,000 licensing fee to operate a medical marijuana distribution center.
There’s only one in town already, Clinical Relief, and it’s in a semi-commercial district under a grandfather clause.
Neighboring Royal Oak tabled medical marijuana until February 2011. As there are no provisions in the Michigan state law legalizing medical marijuana, zoning and regulations are left up to local authorities.
Sarah Cwiek, “Ferndale rejects medical marijuana expansion” NPR
ClickOnDetroit.com, “Ferndale Will Not Change Marijuana Business Zones”