Thursday, May 28, 2020

Light up

Applications for marijuana sales
now being accepted in Westland 

Applications for a license to open a marijuana business in the City of Westland will be available next week.
Members of the city council unanimously approved the application timeline during their meeting May 18 despite the concerns addressed by some residents during the meeting. Audience members expressed concern about the nature of the businesses and urged council members to give approval preference to local owners. Applications will be accepted from June 1 through July 16.

The vote follows the approval of an city ordinance last October allowing recreational and medicinal marijuana shops in the city, following nine study sessions on the issue.
City officials said they expect a strong response from those hoping to open a marijuana business in the city. The application fee is $5,000 and applications for a grower license will require another $5,000 fee.
Applications will be reviewed and be approved or rejected by a city selection committee.