GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids officials have approved plans for two more medical marijuana provisioning centers in the city.
The first proposed dispensary approved Thursday, Oct. 10, by the Grand Rapids Planning Commission is located at 1628 S. Division Ave., between Hall and Burton streets.
Greenstone Michigan is the applicant, a company that has had plans approved for two other provisioning centers in the city.
The second dispensary application approved Thursday is located at 1940 28th St. SE, about a half mile east of Kalamazoo Avenue SE.
The applicant, Healing Organic Garden, has no other plans for dispensaries before the planning commission.
Planning commissioners also voted to postpone a decision on a third dispensary, this one proposed at 670 Leonard St. NW, about a half mile west of U.S. 131, amid concerns over a valid lease agreement.
The co-owners of the Shakedown Street smoke shop property are in an ongoing dispute, and only one of them signed a lease agreement allowing Sunshine Pharms to make the property a dispensary, according to testimony at the planning commission.
The other co-owner has not agreed to it.
Planning commissioners voted to postpone consideration of the proposed dispensary’s special use permit until their Nov. 14 meeting so city legal counsel could render an opinion on the validity of the application under the circumstances.
Two weeks earlier, the planning commission approved plans for dispensaries at 503 Century Ave. SW, located just south of Wealthy Street near U.S. 131, and 3767 28th St. SE, located just east of the Shops at CenterPoint.
The number of approved medical marijuana facilities in the city now totals 18, with dozens more still awaiting review. The planning commission considers each application on the grounds that the dispensaries could also at some point sell recreational marijuana.
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