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Potterville Voters To Decide on Lifting City’s Ban on Marijuana Businesses

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Potterville’s City Council has banned marijuana businesses from the city. But that could change if voters approve a ballot measure on November 2nd.

The proposal would require Potterville to set up a licensing system for cannabis businesses. That includes up to two stores, three growers and one processing facility. And the city would need to create a community benefits program to assist people harmed disproportionately by marijuana prohibition.

City Council Member Michael Potter says he isn’t making an endorsement on the proposal, but he supports letting voters choose.

“I want businesses to come to my community. But what businesses the people have to decide.”

A group called the Eaton Cares Coalition gathered signatures to bring the proposal to the ballot.