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More pot shops crop up in Lansing 

State issues approval to another two dispensaries 

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THURSDAY, June 6 — Six dispensaries are state-approved to sell medical marijuana in Lansing after another round of licenses were announced earlier today by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. 

Stateside Wellness, 1900 E. Kalamazoo St. and Cornerstone Wellness, 3316 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., were each approved for state licenses late last month, according to the latest Marijuana Regulatory Agency licensing report. They mark the fifth and six pot shops to be fully licensed in Lansing. 

Those dispensaries are owned by PG Manufacturing LLC along with supplemental applicants Jared and Steven Rapp and Kristin Demir, according to state records. While Stateside is open for business, Cornerstone was closed earlier this afternoon. Messages left at both shops were not immediately returned. Both shops have also since been licensed to operate by city officials. 

Pure Options on Pennsylvania Avenue and Old 27 Wellness on North East Street were licensed last month. They joined Cannaisseur and HomeGrown Lansing, which were approved to do business earlier this year. After the shops pay out their regulatory fees, they’ll receive physical copies of their licenses, state officials explained. 

The city of Lansing recently wrapped up its first round of conditional licenses for 20 dispensaries across the city; the remaining 14 are still awaiting a nod from the state before sales can legally continue. Five more shops are slated to be licensed by the city in another round of applications that began last week and closes on June 27. 

LARA’s in-house regulatory agency, in the meantime, is still sifting through medical marijuana license applications after taking over the state approval process earlier last month. Under an executive order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the agency issues weekly reports rather than making decisions at monthly board meetings. 

Jared and Steven Rapp (and Rosemary Management LLC.) also have another pending application for a smaller, 500-plant medical marijuana growing operation registered to a P.O. Box in East Lansing. It was prequalified — a preliminary step to eventual full-blown licensure — in last week’s licensing report from the Regulatory Agency. 

Visit lansingcitypulse.com for previous and continued coverage on statewide medical marijuana regulation.  

 

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