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