Township board petitioned for medical marijuana grow license

Township board petitioned for medical marijuana grow license

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TUSCARORA TOWNSHIP- Frank Foster, a lifelong Petoskey resident, petitioned the Tuscarora Township Board recently to allow a class C medical marijuana grow license in the township. The State of Michigan, in 2016, legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The state will be accepting applications on Dec. 15 of this year for the different grow operations, the testing, the transportation and several other items. “I am interested. I am not a marijuana smoker myself, but I am interested in starting this business and I’m looking to do it in this area,” said Foster. “A number of the townships, as you know, have declined, and I think a lot of it is because they don’t quite understand that this is a legal operation in Michigan.” The use of medical marijuana has not been approved federally, or the type of facility Foster is looking to start in the township, but the state has allowed it and it will go forward. “The good part of it is, it will be monitored, tested and taxed, so that people that are in the business will be legitimate business people,” said Foster. Township Clerk Sue Fisher said it is her understanding that the township would first have to opt in to allowing these types of facilities within their boundaries, then adopt an ordinance. An applicant cannot apply for the license unless they have a place to build their building and operate their business. Although he is a Petoskey resident, the City of Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Resort Township and Bear Creek Township have declined not to have this type of facility in their area. Foster did not need a decision from the board at their meeting last week, he was simply there to answer any questions the board members may have and to see what […]

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