On Sunday July 9th, 2017 a captive audience at the Southeast Michigan Cannabis Business Development Conference listened to guest speakers with Council President Pro Tempore George Cushingberry Jr. giving the keynote address to attendees at the Atheneum Hotel in Detroit Michigan. The staff at the hotel provided stellar service to guests and are to be totally commended for their professionalism.
The new ordinance will remove liquor stores, and reduces distances from a valid church to 500 ft unless you get a waiver from the pastor. There are some denominations such as the Rastafarians that may qualify for a waiver because Cannabis is a documented sacred plant in their religious practice. There are other pastors who are tolerant and want you to help in the community in some way.
A valid church is defined as an entity that filed proper paperwork with the City and County officials. Drug Free Zone enforcement will only apply to educational institutions.
In November of 2018 the Coalition To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol www.regulatemi.org will have on the ballot a voter initiative to regulate and tax retail sales of Cannabis. With a massive overhaul of the Liquor Commission and a new Governor, you will be able partake in areas such as bars, restaurants, and smoking areas in sports stadiums with the owners permission. One of the hidden benefits of the law for restaurant owners is that food sales will increase by at least 10% to 15%.
Make sure you go to the Polls in August and November and Vote