Medical marijuana supporters protest Muskegon moratorium

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  • Protest at Muskegon's City Hall on June 2, 2010.
  • Protest at Muskegon's City Hall on June 2, 2010.

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)- Muskegon's moratorium on zoning for medical marijuana businesses is stirring new protests.  There was a small gathering outside City Hall today to rally against the move.  Protestors want the city to lift the moratorium which they say is preventing medical marijuana caregivers from combining their operations.

Protestor Derek Antol says, "The problem with that is that you do not see proposals for zoning ordinances in moratorium for people who sell flowers, who sell jewelry, clothing, food, whatever the business venture may be.  They are specifically targeting the medical marijuana community which in the end is the violation of that person's first amendment right to peaceably assemble which is exactly what these caregivers want to do."

Mayor Steve Warmington says the moratorium is not meant to infringe on rights.  He says the city just wants to make sure medical marijuana businesses are set up in the right locations for the community.

By Christa Graban

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