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Planning for Marijuana

Thinking about Zoning for Recreational or Medical Marijuana and not sure where to start? If you need more information and are wondering how to productively engage the public on this contentious issue, don’t miss this training opportunity.

Participants attending this training will:

  • Learn about the current state of affairs with Michigan’s three laws governing marijuana as well as new laws around industrial hemp.
  • Review techniques for addressing highly sensitive topics during public meetings.
  • Practice selecting and using practical methods for giving and getting information about contentious issues like marijuana.  
  • Understand the automatic “opt-in” and “opt-out” terms related to marijuana laws and how they apply. 


  June 18 | Charlevoix   Charlevoix City Hall - Council Chambers
210 State St, Charlevoix, MI 49720

June 19 | Manistee

  Manistee City Hall - Council Chambers
70 Maple St, Manistee, MI 49660
  June 24 | Traverse City   Michigan Works! - Networks NW Conference Room
1209 S Garfield Ave Suite C, Traverse City, MI 49686

TIME:  5:30 - 8:00 PM

COST:   $50



June 18 - Charlevoix City Hall
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June 19 - Manistee City Hall
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June 24 - Traverse City Michigan Works!
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Deadlines for registering:
Charlevoix and Manistee - Register by June 14 
Traverse City - Register by June 20

Light refreshments will be provided.



Elise, Sarah and Elizabeth of Networks Northwest really made the Speak-Up Kalkaska Event successful, and we look forward to our continued partnership in completing the cooperative Master Plan Process.

Cash Cook, Kalkaska DDA Director