Medical marijuana survey presents new possibilities for Bath residents

The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act establishes state law immunity to prosecution of those who use marijuana for medical purposes. This act was voter initiated and establishes qualifying patient and primary caregiver status. In Bath Township, Planning Director Brian Shorkey created a survey for the Bath community on new medical marijuana facility regulations, and whether or not it is right for the Township. “We want to hear from our residents first,” Shorkey said. “This is a big step within our community.

Meridian Township helps those in need

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 12 percent of Meridian Township residents are living below the poverty level. For those who are struggling, Meridian Township has many resources and programs for families in need. One is Meridian Cares. Darla Jackson is a human services specialist for the Meridian Cares program. Jackson helps families with finding shelter, covering utilities, rent to avoid eviction and even help with medications and furniture.

State ramps up opiod response

By COLTON WOOD Capital News Service LANSING — Last October, President Donald Trump called the nation’s opioid crisis a public emergency. Now, six months after his announcement, Michigan has taken more steps to strengthen the state’s battle against opioids. “The … Continue reading →

Autism diagnosis doesn’t come with a job

By MAXWELL EVANS Capital News Service LANSING — To combat high rates of unemployment among autistic individuals, mental health organizations statewide are connecting them to job opportunities — or even hiring them directly. No reliable source tracks employment rates for … Continue reading →

Boating is up, and so are accidents

By AGNES BAO Capital News Service LANSING – Are Michigan waters getting less safe for boaters, with or without motors? The number of recreational boating accidents in the state increased from 92 in 2013 to 125 in 2016, and deaths … Continue reading →