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Recreational marijuana discussed at Constantine Village Council meeting

Recreational marijuana was a topic of conversation during Monday’s Constantine Village Council meeting.

During the public-comment portion, several people complained about the council’s recent opt-out for recreational marijuana. Resident Heather Staecker said people were blindsided by the village council’s decision.

Staecker said she is disabled and was thrilled when the state’s voters passed legislation allowing limited use of recreational marijuana. She was hopeful it could be purchased locally, instead of having to drive to Niles.

Village manager Mark Honeysett said he felt the Sept. 16 public meeting was well advertised.

A number of people spoke at the public hearing — two residents, two owners of medical marijuana facilities in the village and several non-residents.

Honeysett said the village has issued 11 permits to grow, process and sell medical marijuana.

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