Local officials are beginning to decide if they want medical marijuana businesses in their communities before the state starts giving out licenses next year. Wochit
Marijuana license means wait in Leoni Township
David Zanon, 30, will hang out in front of the Leoni Township offices until Wednesday to apply for his medical marijuana dispensary license(Photo: Ryan Basore)
David Zanon is spending the next five days in his white 2017 Ford F-350 truck, waiting to get turn in his application for six coveted medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Leoni Township, near Jackson.
“I just got here about 9:30 (Friday morning) and I did not realize people were going to be lining up this early,” said Zanon, 30, of Stockbridge. “I work in the area and I was just going to drive by every day to see if anybody was out here. I definitely wasn’t planning on being out here for five days. I’m not leaving until I get my application turned in.’’
On Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 a.m., the township will begin accepting applications. Thursday night, brave souls who already had lined up before Zanon were braving 28-degree temperatures to be first in line.
“It’s worth it,” said Ryan Basore of Michigan Marijuana Law Experts, who is in line on behalf of one of his firm’s clients. “Just because you are applying for a license doesn’t mean you’re going to get it. That’s why people are lining up.”
The payoff for a few days