Ironwood Marijuana business application update.
Written by Jesse Baroka on January 12, 2021
IRONWOOD — Late last year the city of Ironwood opened parts of the city for potential Marijuana businesses. So far according to Tom Bergman, director of community development, there are eight applicants with a total of 16 applications. All the applicants but one micro-business applicant have applied for multiple licenses. There are two applicants for the micro-business licenses that allow for cultivation, processing and packaging of up to 150 plants for sale or transfer to another marijuana safety compliance facility. If both applicants make it through the licensing process, there would not be a competitive selection as there are two licenses available. There are six applicants for two available marijuana retailer licenses. The licenses allow the business to obtain marijuana from other marijuana establishments to sell products to individuals ages 21 or older. So far there are no class A grower applicants. The class A license allows growing up to 100 plants. There are two applicants for two available class B grower licenses that allow for up to 500 plants. There are four applicants for two available class C grower licenses that allow for up to 2,000 plants. There are two applicants for two marijuana processing licenses. The license allows businesses to obtain marijuana from other establishments to process or package for sale to other establishments. The public hearings require public notice to all property owners within 300 feet of a proposed marijuana business be notified in writing. The next step in the process will be to score the applications on a merit-based scoring system. The city commission meetings in February, March and April will likely serve as public hearings on marijuana applications.