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12. B. 6.
The 2021 Medical Marijuana Operation and Oversight Grant
Rick Redman, Sheriff Department Finance, Sheriff's Department
Resolved, that the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners does hereby accept the 2021 Medical Marijuana Operation and Oversight Grant.
The Calhoun County Sheriff recommends the Board of Commissioners accept the 2021 Medical Marijuana Operation and Oversight Grant, as presented.
The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office intends to use the funding to supplement a full-time deputy position that will work throughout Calhoun County to educate citizens on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. We intend to implement a balanced approach to include: Education, Communication and Outreach: The deputy will work the Calhoun County Intermediate School District, Legislative Resources and other law enforcement municipalities throughout Calhoun County with the intention of educating the public about the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act that shall include legislative updates to the MMMA and relevant case law decisions.
The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office recognizes that education about the law, combined with an opportunity for open dialogue will be instrumental to ensure citizens are not being misled by inaccurate interpretations of key provisions of the MMMA. Education and communication will take place through town hall-style meetings held at the Marshall Regional Law Enforcement Center, through seminars with question-and-answer forums for community leaders, press releases and public service announcements. Additionally, the deputy will identify resource information that summarizes key aspects of the MMMA that will be provided to potential growers, transporters, testing facilities, and provisioning centers. The information will include phone numbers, email addresses and links to governmental websites that citizens can access to receive answers to their questions.
As suggested by the Commission.
The Calhoun County Sheriff recommends that the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners accept the 2021 Medical Marijuana Operation and Oversight Grant.
The grant award is $34,186 and is included in our 2021 approved budget.
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