ACLU Drops Appeal Over Michigan Ordinance Banning Marijuana Growing
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed papers Wednesday to end its battle against a Livonia Michigan ordinance that bans marijuana growing and other operations that violate federal law.
The City of Livonia was the first municipality in the state to adopt an ordinance that bans businesses, like medical marijuana dispensaries, that violate federal law. Since then, at least 20 other communities have enacted similar ordinances.
“Other states have found that medical marijuana growing operations and dispensaries attract crime,” said Livonia Mayor Jack Kirksey. “We are pleased that our effort to protect Livonia’s residents and businesses has been vindicated.