Lake, Mecosta, and Osceola counties have become “fertile ground” for companies and entrepreneurs interested in the cannabis industry.
Since Michigan voters legalized recreational cannabis in 2018, several grow facilities and provisioning centers have been, or are in the process of being, established in the tri-county area.
In Lake County one grow facility and one retail cannabis establishment are currently operating, while two additional grow facilities and two additional retail establishments are in the works.
CCG Holdings Group, LLC., a grow facility that recently began operations in Webber Township, started the process of applying for licensing and getting approvals for their facility in 2018, owner Dan Reynolds said.
“We have been operating for a couple of months,” Reynolds said. “It took a long time to get through the state licensing and the background checks. We went through the pre-approval process making sure we were the kind of people they wanted in the industry, and while we were waiting on that, the state changed the rules, so we had to go through the process again.”
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