Constantine council tables request for marijuana loungePosted by On

Sat, 08/20/2022 – 3:00pm
Robert Tomlinson

CONSTANTINE — The Constantine Village Council tabled a request by Tranquility Fields, Inc. (TFI) of Ann Arbor at an Aug. 15 council meeting to place a marijuana consumption establishment/event center and a recreational retail provisioning facility at 230 N. Washington St.

The applications were presented to the council at a July 18 meeting. Representatives from TFI were present at the Aug. 15 council meeting to present further details and answer questions.

The application stated the business would have 20 employees.

The concept of a consumption lounge did not exist when a recreational marijuana law was passed by the state, or when the village adopted their ordinance allowing the marijuana businesses in.

Village manager Mark Honeysett told the council that village attorney Howard Bush said that the council could consider both applications, since they “go hand in hand.”

At an earlier council meeting, TFI representative Scott Dianda labeled his business a “night club for marijuana use with entertainment.”

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