High Game Time: Muskegon May Allow Marjiuana at Sporting Events
Michigan and marijuana haven't always gone hand in hand, but since recreational use was legalized back in 2018, Michigan has become a state that others travel to just to experience our cannabis culture.
Generally, the rules state that public consumption of marijuana is prohibited but the rules may be changing soon in Muskegon, where locals are now in for high times at the ball park.
A new piece of regulation coming in front of the Muskegon City Council will allow for Marijuana to be consumed on a case by case basis for trade shows, at the Mercy Health Arena, and at Marsh Field.
This ordinance would allow events to apply for the opportunity to allow Marijuana consumption, but it would not be a sweeping "allowed at every event" rule.
While some people may think the city of Muskegon is high for embracing this change, others see it as an opportunity for revenue growth and tourism.
“Let’s embrace the cannabis industry that’s here, let it be part of making us a destination.”
- Muskegon Mayor Ken Johnson
Muskegon is currently a marijuana friendly city, adding 12 dispensaries so far in the area.
And while it may seem like they're one of the more progressive areas in West Michigan, Muskegon hasn't always been an early adapter when it comes to legalization in general. In fact, the city only legalized alcohol sales on Sundays in 2010. So it was hard to get a beer at a game ten years ago, now you're going to possibly go to Marijuana themed nights in the future.
The ordinance will be coming up in the March 8th session, if you're interested in expressing your opinion on this change.