Gaylord revokes marijuana dispensary license – The Center Square

(The Center Square) –The city of Gaylord revoked the retail marijuana license of an Exclusive Brands dispensary last week for violating city ordinance violations. 

Since Wednesday, 25 employees are out of a job while the dispensary exercises the option to appeal to the city within 30 days.

Narmin Jarrous, chief development officer at Exclusive Brands, told The Center Square that the revocation was a surprise.

“Prior to the complete revocation of our license, we had no formal violations,” Jarrous said in a Zoom interview. “It was just a warning.’

Minutes from the Feb. 27 city council meeting report that city treasurer Travis Hewitt, who also serves as zoning administrator, recommended the city address lighting compliance issues with the store.

“The lighting being used is not compliant with the zoning ordinance and should be compliant prior to opening,” the minutes said.

On March 27, the city council voted to revoke the license, although the item wasn’t listed on the agenda, Jarrous said. The meeting minutes still aren’t available on the city website.

Gaylord City attorney Paul Slough told The Center Square in an email that the city revoked the retail license of Exclusive Brands partly because the lighting wasn’t compliant with the city-approved plan.

“On February 27th, the

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