Leading the way to make it legal for a marijuana retail business to open in the village was council member Sarah Hopper. Hopper stated that she was against the “opt out” ordinance.
“The citizens of Michigan voted to legalize recreational marijuana,” she said. “People in our area can now legally allowed to consume, transport, and grow cannabis. Opting out will not stop this.”
Hopper talked about the economic benefits of a marijuana retail business in the village.
“This includes bringing good traffic downtown,” Hopper said. “This is our chance to get a head start.”
That was in reference to communities that are opting out, however may change their ordinances in 18 months.
She also stated that the village has been approached by two businesses. She has been in communication with former 110th State Representative Scott Dianda, who now represents a company called Tranquility Field.