US (MI): Grand Rapids cannabis operators chafe under city’s social equity rules

When Grand Rapids enacted a social equity program for recreational cannabis, the goal was to create “equitable policies and opportunities that address the historical systemic and institutional injustices often connected to cannabis.”

But some cannabis operators say the rules are nearly impossible to follow as the business grows.

The Grand Rapids City Commission amended its cannabis social equity program by a 4-3 vote on August 9, 2022, and delayed enforcement until January 1, 2023.

The Marijuana Industry Voluntary Equitable Development Agreement and Cannabis Industry Social Equity Voluntary Agreement set goals that applicants pledged to meet in return for priority in the license application process.

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