ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WWJ) – Faculty officers in Oakland County are pushing again on plans to open a marijuana dispensary throughout the road from a faculty in Royal Oak.
The Royal Oak Metropolis Fee on Tuesday is ready to carry a public listening to on the plan by Gatsby Hashish Firm to open a facility for retail, processing and rising operations throughout from the Oakland Colleges Southeast Technical Campus.
The college, which homes almost 800 college students from a number of native district excessive colleges within the southeastern a part of Oakland County, offers coaching in areas corresponding to culinary arts, constructing trades, automotive know-how and different vocations.
It’s positioned at 5055 Delemere Avenue, and the proposed Gatsby facility could be at 5130 Meijer Drive, straight throughout the road.
Oakland Colleges are calling for motion in opposition to the plan. Superintendent Dr. Mike Yocum tells WWJ he thinks it will be “inappropriate” to place that enterprise inside 1,000 ft of the varsity.
Royal Oak’s zoning doesn’t permit for marijuana companies inside 1,000 ft of Ok-12 colleges, however that buffer reportedly wouldn’t apply for the technical faculty.
Leisure marijuana was legalized by Michigan voters in 2018 and town established ordinances in the summertime of 2020. Gatsby Hashish Firm could be the primary institution in Royal Oak.
Yocum says whereas leisure pot could also be authorized in Michigan, college students shouldn’t be uncovered to it.
“It may impression reminiscence and studying capacity, coordination and drawback fixing,” he advised WWJ. “So we’re appalled, given what we all know from the analysis and once we can keep away from placing a facility like this that shut to a college.”
Tuesday’s public assembly is ready for 7 p.m.