Genesee Twp. deciding whether or not to allow recreational marijuana facilities

A number of local communities are moving forward with efforts to opt out of recreational marijuana.

The city of Essexville already approved a measure to opt out, banning businesses from being able to sell the drug within the city.

Genesee County communities are making similar efforts as well.

“I’m not really in favor of it,” said Don Rasmussen, Genesee Township resident.

Rasmussen doesn’t want to see recreational marijuana facilities in his community.

Genesee Township is one of many municipalities across the state deciding whether or not it wants to allow recreational marijuana businesses within their borders.

Rasmussen has his mind made up.

“We have enough more at