Wyandotte Officials Put Moratorium on Medical Marijuana Facilities

Wyandotte officials are awaiting ruling from the Michigan Court of Appeals.

Wyandotte officials aren’t blowing smoke about their plan to keep medical marijuana facilities from opening in the city. 

City officials voted unanimously to enact a moratorium on issuing any certificates of occupancies for medical marijuana facilities until the Michigan Court of Appeals makes a ruling on their legality.

City Engineer Mark Kowalewski proposed the matter, which directs City Attorney William Look to draft a city ordinance regarding the moratorium.

“The Michigan Court of Appeals has recently made a ruling on the regulation of medical marijuana by cities,” Kowalewski said. “There is also another case scheduled to go before another panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals on this issue. It is my recommendation that a moratorium be adopted concerning any application for a certificate of occupancy for a medical marijuana facility until further clarification on the law may be received and to allow the city to consider the necessity of licensing and making amendments to the zoning ordinance concerning locations of the facilities.”

About five medical marijuana facilities have applied to open in Wyandotte and all have been denied, Kowalewski said.

Just Sayin! August 17, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Sounds like a great time..think I'll attend :)
Christine Orman August 18, 2012 at 03:48 AM
FTLow, hearing your story is shameful and frustrating. The wasted man power and time used for things that shouldn't be a crime at all. I remember about a year ago I hear on the news of a little girls body found in a field near the air port, she'd been missing for a week,she was abused, murdered and burned. Then an instant later they did a story on how police busted a limo carrying 2 million dollars in pot.It was being towed on the back of a truck. Boy were they proud of themselves. Really? Babygirls are being raped and murder.... and they're stand proud for getting pot! And you're right about the mentality thing, it's scary because such a large group of our society shares the same twisted false mentality. They accept whatever is being fed to them. They don't question or object or say 'that doesn't make sense' . It's very sickening to think about the backwardness of our judicial system. I know of several young people who were arrested and served jail time simply for being in possession of alcohol, they weren't even drinking it, but because they weren't 21 yet! While at the same time the PD lets an admitted sex offender walk free because it's more important to cover up the fact one of their own detectives is a sex offender too.
FlyingTooLow August 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Reply to Christine Orman... Absolutely correct re the emphasis put on a pot bust versus many other crimes. I did, in fact, watch armed bank robbers come and go...and come back, again, while I still sat in prison for a marijuana offense. The day I went to the parole board, after 3 years, one case particularly shocked me. There were 4 of us scheduled for a hearing that morning. As we waited on a bench outside the hearing room, we were talking. The lad that preceded me was in for 'armed post office robbery with a sawed-off shotgun.' He came out of the panel's office in tears....they had just told him to serve 20 months of a 25 year sentence. Five minutes later, the same panel told my to serve 60 months of a 15 year sentence...for a marijuana offense. To this day, I just don't get it. Many thanks for your comment, Ms. Orman. Someday, all of this will change.
Four. August 18, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Marijuana is a plant naturally grown from our earth. Isnt it a bit unnatural to deny its benefits?
Four. August 18, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Or to stop people from accessing it?
FlyingTooLow August 18, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Absolutely!!!!!!! The whole concept of marijuana prohibition is preposterous. Especially, in a 'free' country.
Just Sayin! August 18, 2012 at 04:36 PM
WOW!..so i guess we should legalize cocaine now too, it comes fro the leaves of the coca plant , and as far as I know it too is natural to this earth....Smoke another one man......lol
Four. August 18, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Public television and rap are the cause of corruption. Unnatural things corrupt us. Not remedies and herbs! Let them in!!
FlyingTooLow August 18, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Just Sayin!.. The operative phrase in your comment is "...it comes from..." Cocaine is man-made... No, it is NOT "...natural to this earth..." It is in the category as 'prescription medicines'...you know, the ones that killed 26,000 people in 2009. Unlike marijuana, which has not killed one single person in recorded history.
Four. August 18, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Just Sayin! August 18, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Last I heard its not legal to posses Vicodin unless you have a script.. Druggies already kill themselves, and take out the innocent too while their at it..they destroy lives,families and communities, your obviously in support of this hu? whatever it takes to get a high, right? at whatever the cost...grow up and move out of your parents basement! Welp congrats , I bit hook line and sinker too ..to incoherrant discussion..you must have some good stuff your on right now..
Just Sayin! August 18, 2012 at 04:54 PM
FlyingTooLow... I love your spirit!..lol ya know .. I sometimes really struggle with the whole man made, or natural term.. I do se your point but from my point of view..it all comes from planet earth right, weather its natural in it virgin form, or you have to mix ,cook, shake rattle and roll.. So let me ask you, why IS marijuana Illegal?
Christine Orman August 18, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Anything when abused can destroy families and a community. I would say alcohol is at the top of that list. Alcohol is legal if you're 21 or over, yet it destroys our families and communities every single day, and we all except that. I went to a wedding once where alcohol was not served. The most boring wedding I'd ever attended. Why?.... because most people need a little 'stimulant' to bring out the happy fun filling that allows them to be more free and silly. This 'stimulate' .... this mind altering substance is not only accepted but promoted in our communities. Hence, last nights wine crawl.
FlyingTooLow August 18, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Just Sayin!...yes, it "....all comes from planet earth..." But, it is corrupted and changed by Man. There is a huge difference in 'natural form' and the stuff Man can cook up. You mention 'vicodin'...I have heard of it...but, I am unfamiliar with prescription medication. I do not go near it...I do not trust it. You also mention, ".....you must have some good stuff your on right now..." Nope. I have not smoked pot in probably 2 months. For me, it is purely recreational...unless I experience pain...which, thankfully, I have not felt in a very long time. My contention is that this is a free country. People should be able to do whatever they want so long as they bring no harm to another person or their property. Harm also includes playing your radio so loudly that I am forced to hear it. I hate that. I try to live by one of the best rules I have ever read for 'getting along' with my fellow man: "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." That is a message that would bring a whole lot of peace into this world. And, I am all for peace. Re your question, "why IS marijuana illegal?" Click here: http://www.jackherer.com/thebook/chapter-four/
FlyingTooLow August 18, 2012 at 08:31 PM
The most abused substance I have ever seen is definitely alcohol. Prescription medicines must be number 2. You are right about the 'boring wedding' with no booze. I have been to one of those. Probably why Benjamin Franklin said: "Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine, a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy."
Greg Kazmierski August 23, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Flying too low, following is info re: related deaths (auto specifically) due to marijuana use. You previously stated that there are zero deaths attributed to marijuana use. The facts might not appear on the sites you have visited, but here are a few: fyi - the site is at the bottom (which includes tables for better understanding). "Auto Fatalities as a Result of Marijuana Use More than one thousand persons were killed on California highways in the past five years where drivers had used Marijuana. 1036 drivers with known Marijuana use in fatal crashes were associated with 1240 fatalities. Further, the ratio of fatalities to drivers is statistically higher for Marijuana related fatal crashes than for fatal crashes for drivers at BACs of 0.08+, suggesting that the combination of Marijuana and alcohol is especially lethal since about half of the Marijuana drivers had BACs of 0.08+. About 15% of the fatal crashes resulted in two or more fatalities each. Source: FARS (Fatality Analysis Reporting System) - June 2010 Marijuana Driver Age: 1998, 2003, & 2008 As Marijuana use becomes more mainstream, median driver age has increased. In 2008 the median age was about 25 compared to 19 in 1998. Marijuana and alcohol 08+ was highest for age 21-24 with 67.7% of the Marijuana drivers at alcohol 08+. The median age for the comparable group of drivers with known alcohol 08+ was age 30." http://www.nipitinthebud2010.org/fatalities.html
Just Sayin! August 23, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Greg... I think his statements were as in that no one (assuming they sat on their couch) smoked as much as they wanted, for as long as they wanted , would have no adverse affect on their personal health, No ones is going to dye from smoking too much pot (is what he's saying) as apposed to drinking too much Alcohol whch we know can kill, I know that to be true personally...But who cares!.. Not all pot smokers make any better choices when High as apposed to the irresponsable drinkers that get behind a wheel of a car and wipes out an entire family. Its still a mind altering drug and has adverse affects on ones judgment, and its STILL illegal to posses,smoke or grow in this country for recreational use.. But Im with ya Greg!
FlyingTooLow August 23, 2012 at 04:50 PM
To Greg Kazmierski... Sir, I cannot explain it any better than that done by Just Sayin! Not one single death has ever been caused by marijuana. Marijuana is not the cause of auto fatalities. People driving impaired are the cause. As Just Sayin' points out, a person can very easily die from 'alcohol poisoning'...no one has ever died from 'marijuana poisoning.' Huge difference. Many thanks for your comment
Just Sayin! August 23, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Well maybe we should just make the pot smokers promise not to get behind the wheel of a car or operate machenery while high, and we'll be all set...
FlyingTooLow August 23, 2012 at 05:41 PM
We both know people do crazy things. But, you do have a good concept, "...just make the pot smokers promise..." Looks good on paper...but, I do not think it will work.
Just Sayin! August 23, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Hey , I was just puting it out there for ya..lol
FlyingTooLow August 23, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Just Sayin! And you did a much better job of responding to Greg than I could have. Many thanks
Just Sayin! August 23, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Bottom line , all drugs, alcohol and tobacco have an adversly "Negative " affect on anyone life that uses them..plain and simple (for recreationl use)...
Just Sayin! August 23, 2012 at 06:15 PM
lol..you bet my friend!
FlyingTooLow August 23, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Doggone it, Just Sayin!...there you go again with those broad generalities. That is like saying, "All people are crazy." When, actually, there are not that many of us. But, again, thanks for putting Greg on the correct trail. He had wandered off into 'the darkness.'
Just Sayin! August 23, 2012 at 06:28 PM
LOL....thank god!..JK! Well "Flying" Im "Just Saying"! it is a "General fact" ya know.... it definitly had an adverse negative affect on you ..RIGHT? :)
FlyingTooLow August 23, 2012 at 06:39 PM
I gotta 'fess up...going to prison is an 'adverse affect.' But, remember, it is 'government induced.' Certainly not a side effect of marijuana use itself. Do me a favor, Just Sayin'...please go to this link and read this aricle. I watched one of the videos mentioned about 2 weeks ago...some terrific information for 'what ails you' Please take a look: http://www.opednews.com/articles/New-Evidence-that-THC-in-by-Richard-Clark-120822-659.html#comment389404 Looks like you will have to copy and paste the link...or, you can look it up in OpEdNews. Stay happy...it is a lot more fun that way.
Just Sayin! August 23, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Man..just when I think you and I are meeting somewhere in the middle you go a head and say things like it was "Government induced" Cmon Flyin! the law is clear..is it not? put aside you "opinion" on weather it should be legal or not, the fact is ..ITS NOT! weather you like itor I like it, or weather its right or wrong for it to be illegal.. with that said, I have to repectfully disagree with you on that, in that it wasn't "government induced", it was all your conscience desision to deliberetly break the law.. I quite certainly could of been "Marijuana induced"..lol I'll definitly check it out once I get a moment :)
FlyingTooLow August 23, 2012 at 07:10 PM
When I say 'government induced,' I meant being prosecuted for a law that should never exist within the United States. It flies in the face of EVERYTHING our country is based upon. Yes, I have already admitted that I knowingly broke the law. Do you ever exceed the speed limit by just a few miles per hour? Then, you are knowingly breaking the law. A law that is in place to protect us all. Prohibitive marijuana laws are not for that purpose. They are in place to protect a 'very few.' Big Pharma being the biggest recipient. I know you will enjoy the article I mentioned above. There is a tremendous amount of info coming into the light. The big airing will be on October 16...when 3 Federal judges will hear the suit against the DEA to reschedule marijuana.
Just Sayin! August 23, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Were not comparing apples to apples here,or in this case civil infractions to felonies.. I do exceed the limit, but I do know that I wont be thown in jail for 5 years plus fo that simple infraction .. I also "J" walk too.... thats a whole other story..lol I glimpsed over the article, and just so you know, Im not in anyway against anything that can "medically proven" benefit someones sickness or cure a disease if enough trials are done and its proven beyond a doubt..


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