KALAMAZOO, MI — The city of Kalamazoo approved new rules to allow cannabis businesses including growers, processors, retailers, consumption lounges and others.

The Kalamazoo City Commission met its self-imposed deadline of June 1 to allow recreational marijuana businesses, approving the ordinances Monday, May 18, at a virtual Kalamazoo City Commission meeting.

The new rules will allow growers, processing facilities, safety compliance facilities, secure transporters, retailers, microbusinesses, excess growers and designated consumption lounges in Kalamazoo.

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The proposal would designate 25% of fees and tax generated revenue toward programs including:

  • A business incubator to help people of color prepare for ownership/operations of future marijuana establishments
  • Community outreach and education on topics such as adult use marijuana, difference between state and federal laws concerning marijuana and adult use in general.
  • Support Shared Prosperity Kalamazoo priorities (Strong Youth, Strong Families, Good jobs)
  • Home ownership – Down payment assistance for those negatively impacted by the war on drugs
  • Blight Elimination

More at

https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/2020/05/kalamazoo-approves-rules-to-allow-recreational-marijuana-businesses.html