Sturgis city commissioners last week agreed to bring medical marijuana zoning amendments and ordinance back for first reading.
A similar motion in February failed 4- 3.
Commissioner Jeff Mullins said he believes there is room for compromise after concerns were raised that included buffer zone distances between medical marijuana facilities and inappropriate locations.
During commission discussion last week, vice-mayor Jon Good said that medical marijuana is grown, transported and provided to clients in the city. What the city did not have was an ordinance that regulates and controls the activity. He noted additional benefits to the city if an ordinance were passed would include improvement of industrial buildings, new jobs, and increased tax revenue.