On September 13, 2018, the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy at U-M’s Ford School of Public Policy released a survey that found almost 75 percent of Michigan cities, townships, and villages report that they have chosen to prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries in their areas.
Several news outlets covered the survey findings, including:
Michigan Radio Local officials like the idea of legalizing marijuana a lot less than most residents do
MLive Most Michigan communities don't want medical marijuana, survey says
Battle Creek Enquirer Marijuana investments are flowing into Calhoun County. Most communities want no part.
WXYZ Channel 7 Survey: Majority of Michigan officials oppose medical marijuana facilities
420 Intel Three out of four Michigan communities have opted out of medical program
Medical Xpress Medical marijuana stores: NIMBY
The survey and subsequent coverage come as Michigan voters head to the polls on November 6 to decide on legalized use of marijuana for recreational use.
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