Port Huron poised to revisit pot shop ordinance in the fall

Port Huron City Council could be taping the brakes once again on a proposed recreational marijuana ordinance. A first reading of an ordinance will take place Monday night, extending the prohibition of marijuana establishments in the City of Port Huron through September 30th. An ordinance passed last year by city council was originally set to expire on June 30th. That was to buy the city approximately a year’s time to draft a new ordinance and look at best practices of other communities. In January, Port Huron City Council Members visited a marijuana store in Frendale to better understand the industry. Port Huron Mayor Pauline Repp in April stated to WPHM that the roll out of a new ordinance would be likely be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also tonight, City Council is expected to take up a resolution that declares racism and social inequities as a public health crisis. Port Huron City Council to meet at 7pm at the Municipal Office Center