Township mulls unlimited number of medical marijuana facilities

KALAMAZOO, MI — Kalamazoo Township is considering allowing an unlimited number of medical marijuana facilities to open in its jurisdiction.

The Kalamazoo Township Board of Trustees presented a first reading of a medical marijuana ordinance at a Monday, Nov. 13 meeting. If passed by the board after a second reading, the ordinance would allow people to begin the application process before the state begins granting licenses for five medical marijuana facilities on Dec. 15.

It’s up to the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to determine who is granted a license. Applications aren’t approved by Kalamazoo Township, but entrepreneurs have to receive a certificate from the Township Clerk’s Office to bring to Lansing.

Supervisor Dexter Mitchell said the free market, township zoning requirements and the state will determine how many licenses are granted to medical marijuana businesses. It will be up to the applicant to determine if their business plan is tenable,

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