Charlotte has been named the official ‘Marijuana Capital of America’ by Marijuana Business Magazine for the second year in a row. People are flocking to Charlotte’s climate and more than 300 days of sunshine, making it one of the biggest organic cannabis growing hubs in North Carolina.
CHARLOTTE, Mich. — CHARLOTTE, Mich. — Charlotte’s City Council has determined that marijuana stores will not be permitted in the city any time soon, but marijuana cultivation and processing facilities may be permitted.
According to Mayor Michael Armitage, each dispensary brings in approximately $28,000 marijuana tax income to a town. According to him, city authorities did not go ahead with dispensaries because they did not think the income would be enough to cover the administrative costs.
“A dispensary program will include a significant amount of administrative labor. To be able to implement such a program, the city would have to fulfill a number of state-mandated criteria “According to Armitage. “Right present, keeping City Hall open five days a week is becoming difficult.”
Branden Dyer, a councilman, wants to see dispensaries.
“I mean, at some point in the future, and if a council is interested, we can look into it. Citizens may also petition for a ballot initiative if they so choose. So, although it’s not dead in the water, I’d want to go ahead with my manufacturing research at this time “Dyer said.
The council voted to proceed with the construction of marijuana-growing and processing facilities.
“At City Hall, we receive a lot of questions about whether or not we allow such kinds of companies. “We have a lot more dispensaries than we have dispensaries,” Armitage added. “And that was also a component of the council’s decision-making, since it seems that those kinds of facilities are in high demand right now in Charlotte, at least.”
The manufacturing facilities, according to Dyer, are a once-in-a-lifetime chance and a fantastic way to have something that other towns don’t have.
He believes it will benefit the city because, among other things, “We have some empty property in our industrial park, as well as a few places around the city, that might be put to better use. Then you’ll be able to get work in the city.”
Industrial zones would be required for the facilities. It’s difficult to predict how much money it will bring in, according to Armitage, since it will depend on whether the businesses construct new facilities or utilize old ones.
To let the facilities in, an ordinance would have to be approved. Any ordinance requires two public hearings and two submissions to the council.