The South Gate, Michigan City Council unanimously clarified the smoking ban rules on Tuesday night when it comes to city parks. The city has recently added some designated smoking areas to some parks, but apparently some confusion over what people might be smoking needed some clarification.
Paul Adams, the director of Parks and Recreation, wants it to be known that designated smoking areas in the parks are for tobacco use only, and not for medicinal marijuana consumers. He told the council before the vote, “We want to make it clear that there are to be no intoxicants in the park, you can’t use drugs or anything that will change your emotional state while at the park”.
The clarification was also suggested from the South Gate police department that the city clarity the rules for those using medical marijuana. Adams said that the police told him they have had to approach some people smoking marijuana in the park, and inform them that medical marijuana was not allowed in city parks. The park has always had a prohibition of consumption of alcohol, narcotics and drugs in the park.