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HARRISVILLE, Mich. — In Harrisville, people lined up early to be the first to purchase legal marijuana from Consume Cannabis Company.
It’s the first provisional center in the city, and the community has welcomed the business with open arms.
“The community was looking forward to it as a building block for further economic development,” Mayor Jeffery Gehring said.
“I think it’s the best thing that this area has ever seen,” said John Schlicker, a customer and member of Northeast Michigan Normal. “I think it’s going to bring a lot of well needed tax revenue to the county.”
The city of Harrisville collects revenue from the taxes in marijuana sales. Mayor Gehring says their goal was to build the economy and attract other businesses to the area.
“I love it,” Gehring said. “It’s been a long time coming, a lot of people worked really hard.”
The dispensary is 21 and older and open to medical and recreational patients. Jacob Coward from Consume Cannabis says they look forward to meeting the needs of the community.
“What we find is that people have now a new avenue of relief,” Coward said. “Traditionally they didn’t have the means and access like this to go and find products that give them
“We don’t have support from the caucus. That’s pretty clear, that we don’t have 17 votes in the caucus for medicinal purposes or recreational purposes [to] legalize it,” Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu said regarding the decision.
LeMahieu is personally against the measure as a Republican, and in general, while some Republican senators support cannabis, there is not enough support across the board to be able to move forward.
“I think that discussion needs to be done at the federal level and not have some rogue state doing it without actual science behind it,” LeMahieu said.
Currently, Republicans control the Wisconsin Senate at a rate of 20-12, soon to be 21-12 when Representative John Jagler, based in Watertown, joins the Senate after winning his special election. For this reason, it is difficult for things like COVID relief and regulation, legal cannabis, and other partisan issues normally backed by Democrats to be passed.
While nearly all the Senate Democrats in Wisconsin
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott may have been overly optimistic Sunday when he said on Fox News that his state could be “very close” to herd immunity — the point where so much of the population is immune to COVID-19, either from being vaccinated or previously infected, that the virus can no longer spread. “When you look at the senior population, for example, more than 70% of our seniors have received a vaccine shot, more than 50% of those who are 50 to 65 have received a vaccine shot,” Abbott, a Republican, told Chris Wallace. Wallace had asked why statewide infection, hospitalization and death rates were more under control than in other states, despite Texas reopening many activities and eliminating mask mandates. “I don’t know what herd immunity is,” Abbott said, “but when you add that to the people who have immunity, it looks like it could be very close to herd immunity.” Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times Michael Osterholm, a public health researcher and director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy,
Marijuana cultivators and dispensary representatives have been busy this month hosting fundraisers for the governor and other lawmakers supporting proposals to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
On April 6, about 30 cultivators held a fundraiser for Gov. Dan McKee at Spain Restaurant, in Cranston.
And this past Wednesday, Joseph Walsh, the former mayor of Warwick and lobbyist for the Summit dispensary in Warwick, hosted a virtual fundraiser for McKee on Zoom. About 20 business representatives appeared via computer, including those from the state’s existing three dispensaries.
Mike Trainor, spokesman for McKee’s election campaign, said the governor sees the cultivation and dispensing of marijuana as emerging small businesses and he “is interested in learning from participants in both sectors.”
At the Spain event, attendees underwent rapid tests for COVID-19 prior to being seated at socially distanced tables, Trainor said.
The governor took questions from the growers and explained his legalization bill, which projects 75 retail marijuana stores opening over three years beginning next spring (25 stores licensed each year) and supplied by the state’s current number of cultivators, about 63.
In contrast a bill proposed by Senate leaders would allow for a minimum of three stores in every community (unless a town or city votes against hosting them) and would create a new cannabis control commission that, among other regulatory responsibilities, would determine the number of cultivators.
While the pandemic hurt and closed down a lot of industries, the weed business in Illinois continues to boom. The state topped $1 billion in weed sales in 2020. And with continued interest and the city opening up this Spring, weed has become the go to recreational substance. Chicago is home of many of America’s largest weed corporations boasting a current total of 17 shops in the city and another 46 in the surrounding suburbs. Here are 5 of the top weed dispensaries in Chicago to get your hands on the best hash. And of course, you must be 21+ to legally purchase marijuana.
7305 N Rogers Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
This longtime medicinal dispensary has recently been given the greenlight to service recreational customers, which means their 317 products are now available for everyday stoners to enjoy. The company prides itself on customer care and offers a full suite of items from the state’s leading cannabis companies like Verano and Cresco Labs alongside
We’ve started with a list of what’s open now and all the need-to-know details, but the directory will continue to grow as we learn of new locations. There’s even an option to submit info about additional spots.