Bay City commissioners override mayor's veto, allow medical marijuana
BAY CITY, Mich. - After months of debate, public hearings and even a mayor's veto, Bay City is going green.
City commissioners handily over riding the mayors veto which paves the way for businesses to come to town.
Seven to one was again the vote by the commissioners.
The city will now begin accepting applications for medicinal marijuana growers, processors, secure transporters and safety testers to open shop.
We talked to the city manager after the meeting about what happens now.
"Starting [Wednesday] morning we will be able to start accepting applications people can go to the city clerk’s office to pick them up them out. They're going to have to be patient with us it's going to have to be routed to five different departments after the approval comes it gets forwarded to my office and I have to review it and recommend it to city commission,” said city manager Dana Muscott.
Those applications can be picked up here at city hall starting Wednesday at 8 a.m.
When they are dropped back off people will need a $5,000 non-refundable deposit.
Bay City now joins Pinconning and Bangor Township in welcoming the medical marijuana business.