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Displaying items tagged: medical marijuana

Friday, 24 May 2019 12:45

Grand Rapids Planning Commission considers first medical marijuana applications

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids Planning Commission denied the first application for a medical marijuana business that it considered under the city’s new medical marijuana zoning. The decision provided a clear message to other applicants who will come before the Planning Commission in the coming weeks: Be prepared and follow the rules.

Sunday, 12 May 2019 20:11

Michigan marijuana businesses spar amid regulatory uncertainty

Michigan’s medical marijuana market has experienced a flurry of activity in the past two weeks involving court rulings, state guidelines and legislation, and culminating in a showdown within the marijuana business community. The contention hinges on competition between state-licensed and unlicensed businesses and growers.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 14 April 2019 20:08

Non-locals make up vast majority of medical marijuana biz applicants

GRAND RAPIDS — Companies looking to break into the lucrative medical marijuana industry want to ensure their place in line for the city’s lottery process that will determine the order in which their proposals are considered. In an effort to boost their chances of being selected in the lottery, some applicants have submitted multiple proposals — sometimes even for adjacent properties — in concentrated areas where city zoning allows medical marijuana-related businesses.

Published in Economic Development

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 10:05

Grand Rapids receives 90 medical marijuana business applications

Ninety applicants must now await a lottery drawing to see when the city of Grand Rapids will consider their plans for medical marijuana-based businesses.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:07

Cannabis firm Green Peak Innovations raises $30 million in latest round

A Mid Michigan medical marijuana company plans to expand after raising more than $30 million in capital.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 03 March 2019 21:47

Legal questions surround recreational pot entrepreneurs

On a recent night in February, around 50 people attended a private dinner in Muskegon Heights featuring a 10-course tasting meal. The fine-dining plates included mussels and crab cakes made with fresh crab sourced from Fish Lads of Grand Rapids Inc. Michigan Cannabis Chefs LLC hosted the $35-per-person event, offering dishes infused with marijuana throughout the night.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 10:27

GR City Commission unanimously adopts medical marijuana ordinance

Grand Rapids City Commissioners on Tuesday night unanimously voted to adopt an ordinance for medical marijuana businesses in the city.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 20 July 2018 13:24

State appeals court ruling offers clarity for medical marijuana laws

A decision handed down this week by the Michigan Court of Appeals could offer some clarity for the state’s municipalities as they evaluate land use and zoning policies for the medical marijuana industry.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 25 May 2018 09:00

GR Planning Commission recommends opening city to medical marijuana industry

Planning commissioners in Grand Rapids on Thursday offered regulatory recommendations to bring the burgeoning medical marijuana industry to the city.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 20 March 2016 17:27

Creating retail market for medical marijuana would drive tax revenue, job creation, report says

Establishing a regulatory framework for the sale of medical marijuana could generate between $44.3 million and $63.5 million annually in tax revenue for Michigan, according to a new report. 

Published in Economic Development