The owners of a cannabis company in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula say they feel they’re being unfairly targeted by city officials in a dispute over a roadside sign due to the nature of their business.
The Fire Station dispensary in Houghton says it leased all the available space on a sign structure owned by a company called S&W Real Estate in early November to advertise its store to motorists on the nearby highway. But shortly after the Fire Station ad went up, the City of Houghton sent a letter alleging the “violation of numerous sections” of the local zoning ordinance, including exceeding allowable height and square footage. The city also alleged that the stanchion was located on city property, and said it could find no evidence that Fire Station even had a right to place its sign there.
The Fire Station co-owner Logan Stauber says he finds it odd that the sign is raising red flags. The stanchion structure, located on Sharon Avenue, has