SOUTH HAVEN — It has taken nearly a year for a local business to receive the green light to test medical marijuana within the city limits, but it finally happened this week.

South Haven City council members this week voted to create a medical marijuana overlay district east of Blue Star Highway to allow New Age Laboratories to test cannabis. The only no vote was cast by council member Letitia Wilkins, who has consistently gone on record against letting any type of marijuana-related enterprise locate in South Haven.