A recent survey in Michigan found that three out of four communities in Michigan do not want cannabis businesses in their area.
The survey was conducted by the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy. Township officials were polled about whether or not they’ve opted in or out of Michigan’s medical cannabis program. The survey found that 75 percent of officials had opted out of the program.
The survey was conducted online for the majority of communities and some were by mail. There was a 70 percent response rate according to Tom Ivacko, the associate director of the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy.
According to the results of the survey, only eight percent of the communities who responded said they opted into Michigan’s Medical Marihuana and Facilities Licensing Act, which allows cannabis businesses to open within that