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Baltimore Township to vote on recreational marijuana tonight

Taylor Owens

Staff Writer

The Baltimore Township Board is expected to vote tonight on ordinances to allow the sale and growth of recreational marijuana. The board will meet in a special session at 6 p.m.

If the township, which also allows the sale of medical marijuana, OKs these ordinances, it would be the first township or municipality in Barry County to allow recreational marijuana.

Township Supervisor Chad Vansyckle said they've had about 20 to 30 people attend meetings to voice their opinions on recreational marijuana.

“Everything has been positive so far that we've had,” Vansyckle said. “That's why we went ahead with it.”

The township board reviewed the new recreational marijuana rules released by the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs in early July, and recently received draft ordinances from township lawyer Catherine Kaufman.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place at the Baltimore Township Hall at 3100 East Dowling Road, Hastings.

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