VILLAGE OF CHESANING – During its Tuesday, Feb. 21 meeting, the Chesaning Village Council considered the request of the Voltano marijuana facility to prorate the medical marijuana license the company held during 2022 to just 21 days ($400) because they did not intend to renew the medical marijuana license in 2023. After listening to Voltano representative Jon Chips explain the situation, council members agreed that Voltano did not owe the village for the license, which was not being used. However, they did agree Voltano’s offer to donate the $400 amount (equal to the proposed proration) to a local charity or nonprofit organization.
In his appeal to the council, Chips explained that Voltano had previously held both medical and adult recreational marijuana licenses; but they decided not to renew the license to grow medical marijuana in 2023. It was explained that in order to qualify for an adult-use facility license, the state required applicants to first hold a medical marijuana facility license.
He explained that they simply didn’t renew their medical marijuana license with the state. They didn’t realize that they had to officially inform the state that they are no longer growing medical marijuana. Consequently, Voltano had still been listed as growing medical marijuana on the state website for 21 days during 2023, even though they weren’t growing…
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