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Budding medical marijuana business debated

 

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

DAVID SCHULTIS, standing, addresses the city of Bessemer Planning Commission on Wednesday evening regarding the positive impact additional marijuana-based businesses would have on the local economy. Schultis said Bessemer would receive additional taxes through the opening of new businesses, have higher numbers of employment and receive greater receipts from the heavy draw growing operations have on utilities. Among those at the meeting were, from left, Rob Coleman, Dave Osier, John Turkal, Richard Matrella, Bill McDonald and City Manager Charly Loper.

By IAN MINIELLY

iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com

BESSEMER - The Bessemer Planning Commission met on Wednesday evening to discuss the Medical Marijuana Licensing Act and Bessemer's acceptance or rejection of support for additional marijuana-based businesses.

At the prior meeting of the planning commission on Dec. 7, the commission requested a business representative appear before the commission and provide answers to questions regarding taxation and employment. David Schultis provided an email with answers regarding employment and impact on the city to City Manager Charly Loper, and she forwarde...



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