The Mining Journal reports that the Marquette City Commission voted unanimously to approve a temporary marijuana events policy & allow cannabis-related events to occur at three city properties:
Under one of the two resolutions, the commission approved Tourist Park, Lakeview Arena and Presque Isle Park as acceptable venues for marijuana events. These sites were selected based on event size, designated marijuana buffers, and location and availability of facilities and services, city documents state.
However, there are specific guidelines in place for each site. Lakeview Arena and the Presque Isle pavilion will only permit non-smoking/non-vaping events within normal venue rental guidelines due to indoor smoking policies at the facilities. Tourist Park will only permit events to occur in May and October, the months that the campground is the lowest utilized, according to the city. Smoking events will be permitted at the campground, but the city is looking at additional conditions to ensure preservation of the park’s primary purpose: camping.
Each temporary marijuana event license will carry a $500 per day fee, with an additional $200 for each licensee authorized to sell marijuana products at the event. All events will follow the format of the city’s special events application process and will require a review by the commission.
Assistant City Manager Sean Hobbins said the per-day fee falls in line with what the state of Michigan charges for marijuana events.
Read on for more at the Mining Journal & here’s hoping we’re adding Marquette cannabis events to the MCT Calendar very soon!