The medical marijuana decision made by the Adrian City Commission does not mean dispensaries or grow facilities will start popping up shortly.
It does mean such developments will likely be discussed and debated in the coming months and could eventually be a reality in the event the city later this year decides to enact local regulations for them.
By a 5-2 vote, the city commission made a decision to consider an ordinance allowing medical marijuana facilities within the city of Adrian. Commissioner Tom Faulhaber and Mayor Jim Berryman voted against the resolution.
City attorney Sarah Osburn said the city commission agreed to “consider” an ordinance, so there isn’t any obligation to anything more at this time. On the other hand the city will start analyzing and holding work sessions about a potential ordinance and determine its wording on such conditions as where and how many such facilities would be permitted within city limits.