NILES — Two marijuana businesses are one step closer to serving the Niles community after the city council approved various steps in the process Monday evening.
Regional Roots, LLC received approval for a microbusiness license, and council approved an option agreement for Apex Grove to potentially purchase a parcel on the southwest corner of 13th and Lake streets.
Regional Roots co-owner Michael Felder spoke during public comments of the council meeting, sharing his goals for the business.
“[Regional Roots is] a company founded to cultivate, process and sell exclusive, high-quality cannabis and cannabis infused products,” he said. “We’re a business that will be operating a recreational grow of up to 150 mature plants. The company will be responsible for processing, packaging the finished products on site for sale to adults over the age of 21 at our business retail storefront, Regional Roots LLC.”
Regional Roots was approved for a microbusiness license, which means the business may grow, process and retail up to 150 plants on its site, but, per current Michigan law, cannot ever have larger crops or become part of a larger cannabis company.
“We plan to be the first microbusiness in Niles,” Felder said. “We’re very excited about it.”
Regional Roots is actively looking for a storefront in the S. 11th Street…