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I would like to compile a list of localities offering some sort of application for the initial requirement of the state issued permit.

1. Webberville

2. Pinconning

3. And so on

 

Please post if you know of any towns, townships or cities currently offering applications for permits.

 

Thanks

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Bay City to discuss medical marijuana opportunities

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Posted on August 4, 2017 at 11:17 AM
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BAY CITY, MI -- Could Bay City be the next municipality to welcome the medical marijuana industry?

The Bay City Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, for a discussion about medical marijuana facilities. City Manager Dana Muscott says the discussion will center around licensing and what types of revenue the city could expect to see from the industry. No formal votes are scheduled on the matter.

"We're bringing it forward to the commission because we've had a lot of inquiries from individuals wanting to open medical marijuana facilities and members of our commission have asked about it," Muscott said.

Bangor Township last month approved a medical marijuana ordinance that allows the municipality to apply for state licensing under the Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act.

Currently the township is saying there shall be no more than 10 Class A grower permits, 10 for Class B and 30 for Class C. Rowley said Class C is the largest designation, which allows for up to a 40,000-square-foot facility and up to 1,500 plants, per license.

Pinconning Township has approved similar measures.

When asked if she thinks the city should pursue medical marijuana opportunities, Muscott said more has to be learned about how much money is actually available.

"The money that comes into the municipalities isn't as large as what people may think," she said. "It's not a huge revenue source. And actually, it could be a cost to the city."

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Bax- yes. I'm looking to compile the most up to date list of cities and townships currently offering an application. 

 

Blackhorse - there are a handful of townships and cities currently offering some sort of formal application. I'm trying to get a solid list going. After the upcoming LARA meeting on August 21st we should start seeing a lot more get on board. An "opt-out" list would be equally helpful. 

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3 hours ago, Lowenest said:

Bax- yes. I'm looking to compile the most up to date list of cities and townships currently offering an application. 

 

Blackhorse - there are a handful of townships and cities currently offering some sort of formal application. I'm trying to get a solid list going. After the upcoming LARA meeting on August 21st we should start seeing a lot more get on board. An "opt-out" list would be equally helpful. 

There is no such thing as an "opt-out" list, everyone is out until they opt in. 

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11 hours ago, blackhorse said:

Some municipalities are passing ordinance/resolution to opt-out of the program. 

 

 

I'm not sure how you can opt out of something you are not in...I mean it would be like Michigan opting out of the people's republic of China.

Not saying some townships wouldn't try but it's redundant and not needed

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13 hours ago, shishka said:

Well I have seen first hand how clueless small township board members are to all this. Literally not a clue, if it were not for us folks showing up to meetings and helping guide them through it all no township would be willing to opt in.

Really clueless? Or checking to see how clueless you are? Dumb like a fox looking for bribes from people who want to get their foot in the door. I'm thinking that if they were all that clueless they wouldn't even have a meeting ......

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I really appreciate the comments.  The purpose of this post is simply to compile a list of municipalities currently offering applications to become a part of the future state licensing program.  Whether an "opt-out" or an "opt-in" list, anyone who plans on receiving a license from the state of Michigan must first be approved by the locality whether township, city, or county.  The initial approval by locality is the prerequisite to the state license.  So if you are aware of you township, city, or county currently offering an application, please list it here.

 

Thanks.

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On 8/8/2017 at 0:30 PM, shishka said:

There is no such thing as an "opt-out" list, everyone is out until they opt in. 

Actually you have that backwards.  Once the state law goes into effect in December, everyone is in until they "opt-out".  I am looking for something similar to what the state of Oregon provides: http://www.oregon.gov/olcc/marijuana/Documents/Cities_Counties_RMJOptOut.pdf  

I am aware this list pertains to the states recreational laws but it applies to the prerequisite of the state licensing program.

e.g. If the city or county is on this list, you need to look to get licensed in a town or county not on the list.  Makes looking at Realestate a lot easier.

 

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Benton Harbor Opts in on MMJ:

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BENTON HARBOR — By a 5-4 vote Monday, Benton Harbor city commissioners adopted a resolution of intent to possibly allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

That’s after several residents gave impassioned pleas that such businesses be allowed in the city, including from Benton Harbor native and former NFL running back Joique Bell, who most recently played for the Detroit Lions.

“One of the main reasons I’m here today is for my sister,” Bell said. His sister, Ambie Bell-Clayton of Benton Harbor, has been on dialysis for almost 12 years for kidney disease.

http://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/local/city-opts-in-on-medical-marijuana/article_43f9cdf9-a913-5795-a529-52a22bf8a8c6.html

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5 hours ago, Lowenest said:

 

Actually you have that backwards.  Once the state law goes into effect in December, everyone is in until they "opt-out".  I am looking for something similar to what the state of Oregon provides: http://www.oregon.gov/olcc/marijuana/Documents/Cities_Counties_RMJOptOut.pdf  

I am aware this list pertains to the states recreational laws but it applies to the prerequisite of the state licensing program.

e.g. If the city or county is on this list, you need to look to get licensed in a town or county not on the list.  Makes looking at Realestate a lot easier.

 

Everyone is not "in" until they opt-out.

Some places are opting out so when people come in to question about a grow, they can say that they have opted out of the program.

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11 hours ago, Restorium2 said:

Really clueless? Or checking to see how clueless you are? Dumb like a fox looking for bribes from people who want to get their foot in the door. I'm thinking that if they were all that clueless they wouldn't even have a meeting ......

Not sure 100K is a bribe. Aren't bribes like millions of dollars?

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On August 3, 2017 at 5:51 PM, Lowenest said:

I would like to compile a list of localities offering some sort of application for the initial requirement of the state issued permit.

1. Webberville

2. Pinconning

3. And so on

 

Please post if you know of any towns, townships or cities currently offering applications for permits.

 

Thanks

So you want all of us to do your homework for you? Serve it up on a silver platter? How about you put in the work and come up with your list the old fashioned way, through hard work?

 

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7 hours ago, shishka said:

Not sure 100K is a bribe. Aren't bribes like millions of dollars?

These folks are bored and not paid much. They throw a meeting and see if they can shake out some bingo/casino money. Some might own property, or know someone who does, so they can get someone to buy a 'pig and a poke'. We already saw that here with a poster and also with press releases. They throw a meeting and folks are looking to buy property in the area. I suppose their deal with Rowley and the Dow property could add up to 100K, but most are shaking down small potato bribes. 

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Old political trick; Stand in the way and accept bribes to move aside.

Example of member standing in the way for $$$$$$$$, this from Bay City;

When asked if she thinks the city should pursue medical marijuana opportunities, Muscott said more has to be learned about how much money is actually available.

"The money that comes into the municipalities isn't as large as what people may think," she said. "It's not a huge revenue source. And actually, it could be a cost to the city."
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A sample ordinance has been supplied by MSU and MTA is working on another. This will help cities/townships who wish to opt-in. 

I have seen a couple ordinances that have been approved and not happy with the wording. They seem to include patients and caregivers into the ordinance.

In my opinion, this should only be MMFLA.

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