After weeks and months of debate and discussion, the City of Lansing adopted a new ordinance aimed at controlling medical marijuana in the city. But, city officials are wasting no time in implementing the new rules. They take effect Wednesday, February 22.

According to the Lansing State Journal, the new ordinance will directly impact city residents with home growing operations. If a residence uses more than 3,500 kilowatt hours of energy, the residence must be registered with the city. And, it doesn't matter if you grow or not, or even occasionally exceed the 3,500 kilowatt hours in a given month. Any failure to comply could result in a civil infraction. The LSJ story says, currently, there is no charge to register your home with the city.

What's most interesting is how city officials view the new ordinance as an addition to its home occupation ordinances and codes, leaving one to assume that home grow operations better be done according to code in a facility up to current code standards.

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