Work Session

City Commission Work Session on Legalized Marijuana

The Royal Oak City Commission will meet on Monday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 315 at City Hall, 211 S. Williams, for a work session on legalized marijuana. Adult-use (recreational) marijuana was approved by voters statewide in November 2018.

Michigan law allows communities to permit, ban or place restrictions on marijuana-related businesses. The city commission is currently taking several steps to study and evaluate allowing marijuana growers, safety compliance facilities, processors, microbusinesses and retailers in Royal Oak. While considering this issue, the city's goal is to provide information and receive as much feedback as possible from its residents.

The agenda for the March 4 work session is as follows:

Overview of Marijuana Laws & Businesses
Craig Aronoff, Aronoff Law

Marijuana Use in Public Places
Laura Bassett, Dickinson Wright

Impact on Local Enforcement
Chief Corrigan O’Donohue, Royal Oak Police Department

City Commission Q&A
Public Comment

(Residents will also be able to watch this work session on WROK Cable TV and on Facebook Live.)


Do you have a question for the city commission regarding marijuana-related businesses in Royal Oak? We'd love to hear it. Residents can submit questions at

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