Eastpointe begins taking medical marijuana applications Oct. 1 – C&G Newspapers

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EASTPOINTE — Those wishing to get into the medical marijuana business in Eastpointe can start submitting applications Oct. 1.

“We had a very productive meeting with our city attorney the other day to finalize our marijuana applications,” Eastpointe City Manager Elke Doom told members of the City Council Sept. 21. “I think we’ve just about got it where we’re very comfortable with it.”

In June 2020, the Eastpointe City Council voted 3-2 to approve ordinance changes permitting medical marijuana facilities to operate in the city. Councilman Cardi DeMonaco, Councilman Harvey Curley and Councilwoman Sarah Lucido voted to approve the changes. Mayor Monique Owens and then-Councilman Rob Baker voted against it.

At the Sept. 21 meeting, City Attorney Richard Albright said the key date arising from recent discussions with city administration was Oct. 1. He said the application window would remain open until 2 p.m. Dec. 15.

“After that, beginning on Jan. 12, the initial committee will convene to have an open meeting to review all of the applications for completeness,” Albright said. “Any incomplete applications will be denied, and there will be 21 days for the aggrieved party to appeal that decision with the city’s

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