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Bangor Township starts paperwork to allow medicinal marijuana facility in town

Bangor Township officials unanimously approved a measure to start the process of allowing large scale medicinal marijuana manufacturing facilities in the town. (Photo: Drew Moore/WEYI/WSMH)

Bangor Township officials unanimously approved a measure to start the process of allowing large scale medicinal marijuana manufacturing facilities in the town. Now the township will start a long and arduous process of filling out the appropriate paperwork to submit to the State of Michigan by the end of 2017. The township was recently approached by a group who is interested in investing $21 Million dollars to upgrade the old Dow plant on Wilder road into a new processing facility. Bangor Township Supervisor Glenn Rowley says it’s an opportunity to bring in new revenue into the township.

“This isn’t like a Cheech and Chong movie where people are buying marijuana out of the back of an old Volkswagen van. These are professionals which will bring good paying jobs for people in town. I don’t have a lot of other people coming to Bangor Township and saying we want to invest an obscene amount of money, hire your people, and bring in much needed tax revenue,” Rowley says.

The approval from the Trustee’s allows the township to still keep its options open. An approval from the State of Michigan isn’t expected until June of 2018.

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