Confusion delays vote on Portage medical marijuana

PORTAGE, MI – Confusion among the Portage City Council delayed a vote on two long-anticipated medical marijuana ordinances.

Tuesday, the City Council was scheduled to vote on amendments to ordinances to allow five types of medical marijuana facilities to operate. But council members saw holes in the ordinances and felt more discussion was necessary before making a decision.

A first reading of the ordinance sparked a long discussion and a few revisions on Jan. 24. A series of changes followed, and Councilman Terry Urban said the version of the ordinances he was given Tuesday night didn’t line up with a version given to more at