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  1. Ron Strider

    MI: Madison Board Adopts Medical Marijuana Facilities Zoning

    Madison Township now has a zoning classification for placing medical marijuana facilities. It also is starting to define how those facilities will be regulated. At a special meeting Friday, the Madison Township Board voted 6-1 to approve a medical marijuana facilities overlay district for its...
  2. Ron Strider

    MI: Rose Lake Township Authorizes Licensed Medical Marijuana Facilities

    A township in Osceola County is the latest to allow medical marijuana following the passage of a new rule. Rose Lake Township will allow medical marijuana to be grown following an ordinance passed and brought into effect by the township board on Dec. 6. However, future facilities entering...
  3. Ron Strider

    MI: Marijuana Regulation Sparks Conflict In Muskegon-Area Community

    Several communities in Muskegon County have been chomping at the bit to take advantage of a new set of rules that will allow them to regulate the growth and, in some cases, the commercial sale of medical marijuana. One of those municipalities is Egelston Township, a largely rural part of...
  4. Ron Strider

    OH: Cities And Townships See Medical Marijuana Dollar Signs

    Three companies are applying for medical marijuana dispensaries in Cincinnati's Columbia Township. Administrator Mike Lemon says the clinics project they could do as much as $50 million in business in three to five years, significantly contributing to the economy. The Columbia Township Board...
  5. Ron Strider

    MI: Marijuana Grow Operation Proposed For Closed JC Penney Store

    Malls across the United States are seeking tenants to fill vacancies created as retailers close stores. Shoppers will find offices, service businesses and schools amid traditional apparel stores - and, in one Michigan mall, a medical marijuana dispensary. Now its owner wants to expand by...
  6. Ron Strider

    MI: Kalamazoo Township Sets 2018 Date For Medical Marijuana Businesses

    Kalamazoo Township will let zoning and economic forces determine how many medical marijuana facilities can open in its jurisdiction. The Kalamazoo Township Board of Trustees voted 6-1 to adopt a medical marijuana ordinance Monday, Nov. 27. The ordinances allows entrepreneurs to open...
  7. Ron Strider

    Slow But Steady Progress On Legal Marijuana Businesses In Southern Michigan

    William Haas has his eye on three machine factory buildings in Buchanan that could be retrofitted to grow and process medical marijuana. Ed Graveline can look around an empty old Clark Equipment industrial site on River Street in Buchanan and envision 11 different rooms, each with its own...
  8. Ron Strider

    MI: Commission Recommends Buena Vista Move Forward With Marijuana Facilities

    On Monday, Nov. 27, the Buena Vista Township Board of Trustees will consider a recommendation from the planning commission to allow medical marijuana facilities to operate in the township. The commission, which will be tasked with creating the ordinances for the facilities, wanted to see if...
  9. Ron Strider

    OH: Columbia Township Says Medical Marijuana Dispensary Is Welcome

    Columbia Township would be happy to have a medical marijuana dispensary operate in its community. Administrator C. Michael Lemon said the Columbia Township Board of Trustees passed a resolution Nov. 14 that clears the way for a medical marijuana dispensary to open in the township. The...
  10. Ron Strider

    MI: 'It's Just Weed' - Egelston Township Inches Closer On Medical Marijuana Sales

    Greg Maki kept his comments short and sweet when he supported the creation of a new medical marijuana ordinance that would allow growers and provisioning centers to operate in Egelston Township. "All I have to say is, it's just weed," said Maki, 28, of Muskegon, during a public hearing before...
  11. Ron Strider

    MI: Kalamazoo Township Holds Off Vote On Medical Marijuana Licenses

    Facing uncertainty amongst itself and from regulation at the state level, Kalamazoo Township held off on a decision to allow medical marijuana facilities to open. New state laws regulating five types of medical marijuana facilities licenses prompted communities across Michigan to decide how...
  12. Ron Strider

    MI: People Camping In Rain For Days To Get Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses

    Jon Bozung realized Friday morning that a few eager entrepreneurs had begun to line up outside the Leoni Township Hall. In the time it took him to gather a few items to join them for what would be a days-long campout, the coveted first six positions were gone. Bozung, of Michigan Center...
  13. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Still A Major Topic Of Debate In Michigan Communities

    Medical marijuana has been on municipal agendas in Michigan a lot this year, and it could be intensifying in the days and weeks ahead. On Monday night alone, three area municipalities will be discussing ordinances that could govern new medical marijuana businesses being allowed by the state...
  14. Ron Strider

    MI: 130-Acre Marijuana Park To Be Largest East Of Mississippi, Developer Says

    Plans are underway to build a 130-acre medical marijuana industrial park in the township that its investors say will be the largest of its kind east of the Mississippi. Once built, the development called Harvest Park is expected to create up to 1,000 jobs in a variety of marijuana-related...
  15. Ron Strider

    MI: Bay City To Vote On Opening The Door For Medical Marijuana

    As nearby townships go all in on medical marijuana, officials in Bay City want to make sure they can also get a piece of the pie. The Bay City Commission on Monday, Sept. 18, votes on a resolution to opt into the state's Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act. Approving the resolution...
  16. Ron Strider

    PA: Kennett Township Drafts Ordinance Regulating Marijuana Facilities

    Nobody wants to grow, distribute, or sell medical marijuana in Kennett Township. Yet. But in case someone does anytime soon, the township has begun drafting an ordinance to regulate it. Last year the state Legislature approved the commercial operations necessary to produce and sell medical...
  17. Ron Strider

    MI: Bay County Township Sees Lineup For Medical Marijuana Applications

    There was a lineup of people with briefcases and tens of thousands of dollars in hand outside Bangor Township Hall Friday morning. The Bay County township started accepting applications for commercial medical marijuana licenses on Sept. 1 after a summer of crafting ordinances to welcome the...
  18. Ron Strider

    MI: Bedding Plant Operators Considering Marijuana

    Kalamazoo Township trustees were encouraged last night by a private Greenhouse operator to keep an open mind when it comes to allowing medical marijuana to be grown in the township. Kari Panse with Panse Greenhouses said it could just save their industry, which she says has seen hard times...
  19. Ron Strider

    MI: Clinton Township To Host Informational Session On Medical Marijuana

    Clinton Township will sponsor an informational presentation on Michigan's new medical marijuana laws on Tuesday evening at Macomb Community College Center Campus. Three local experts will be part of the program, which concludes with comments from the public. "We've had a committee meeting...
  20. Ron Strider

    MI: Foster Speaks About Medical Marijuana

    Changes adopted last year by the Michigan legislature to the state's 2008 Medical Marijuana law were detailed at Thursday's meeting of the Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary Club. Branch County Sheriff's Department Deputy Steve Foster said amendments to the law have created major headaches for...