Despite a high rise in Michigan’s marijuana business, Delta Township does not have a dispensary — and township officials don’t expect that to change any time soon.

According to Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency, more than 700 dispensaries opened in the state of Michigan since 2021.

In 2019, the township board voted against allowing dispensaries within Delta Township’s borders. Since then, this issue hasn’t been revisited, while nearby cities such as Lansing and East Lansing are dabbling into Michigan’s now multimillion-dollar business.

Township resident Amy Zander, owner of Zeedia Media, said Delta should stay current and competitive with other communities.

“The money it could bring to the community and adding more businesses to the Delta Township community will make our economy stronger,” Zander said. 

Zander said township officials should not be scared of adding these types of businesses to the community. Zander said the township board should be discerning about the issue by having regulations such as where dispensaries can be located and how many dispensaries can operate within the township. She said by having Pure Options, which operates four dispensaries in the Lansing area, or Skymint, which operates three retail locations and delivery, is a good beginning to adding a

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