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November 15 5:30-6:30 p.m. at CS Public Library

The Metropolis of Cedar Springs desires to listen to what residents need to say about whether or not to permit marijuana companies within the metropolis, and in the event that they do, what sort of companies they want to see. Residents may give their enter at a public discussion board/dialog within the Cedar Springs Public Library’s neighborhood room Friday, November 15, from 5:30 to six:30 p.m.

“As I said following the Metropolis’s determination to opt-out in November 2018, the Metropolis Council is reexamining their place on permitting marijuana companies now that the State of Michigan has launched their guidelines governing the companies,” defined Cedar Springs Metropolis Supervisor Mike Womack.

The Village of Sand Lake rescinded their ordinance on medical marijuana earlier this week, and accepted an ordinance permitting as much as two marijuana dispensaries within the village. 

“After a lot dialogue, analysis and deliberation, the Village handed a brand new ordinance permitting a dispensary,” defined Sand Lake Village President Tracy Quinlan. “We’ll permit as much as two dispensaries that must be a part of a franchise.”

Muskegon additionally handed an ordinance permitting dispensaries, microbusinesses, and particular pot occasions earlier this month.

Grand Rapids handed an ordinance permitting them earlier this yr.

The aim of the general public discussion board is to debate the leisure marijuana regulation and likewise ask for public enter on a few of the questions that the Metropolis Council members are contemplating. Womack mentioned the questions he will likely be asking for the general public’s enter on embrace:

1. What kinds of leisure marijuana companies/licenses are residents fascinated about having within the Metropolis? Sorts embrace: Marijuana grower, marijuana processor, marijuana safe transporter, marijuana retailer, marijuana security compliance, marijuana microbusiness, short-term marijuana occasion, marijuana consumption institution.

2. The place within the metropolis are residents fascinated about seeing marijuana companies? B-2 Central Enterprise District (Predominant Avenue from Muskegon to Maple St.); B-Three Freeway enterprise district (Predominant Avenue from Maple to 18 Mile Rd); HC Freeway industrial (Muskegon from Superior Auto to US131 and White Creek Ave from Save-A-Lot to White Creek Lumber); I-1 Industrial.

3. What number of marijuana companies ought to town permit to open? Town can permit any quantity between zero and limitless for every sort of enterprise. (See no 1 for kinds of companies.)

4. What cheap (not “Unreasonably Impracticable”) restrictions ought to the Metropolis contemplate requiring of marijuana companies within the Metropolis? 

a. 1000 toes from colleges is commonplace however might be elevated or decreased

b. Separation between totally different marijuana companies?

c. Prohibit use of the marijuana leaf image in signage

d. and many others.

Womack mentioned relying on how the discussion board goes, he could schedule one other public discussion board in December as nicely.