Niles Mayor breaks council deadlock on provisional pot licenses

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The door for medical marijuana-related business in Niles is open, and Mayor Nick Shelton ended up being the one to open that door.

That’s because he was the tie-breaking “yes” vote to grant provisional licenses to four medical marijuana companies to do business in the city.

The owner of MichiCann, Tony Grzywana, told the South Bend Tribune that he can now start moving forward on plans to build a 500 plant organic grow operation in the Niles industrial park.

Also earning provisional licenses were: MJM Holdings for a license to grow 1,500 plants, along with licenses for processing and provisioning; MediCann for similar grower/possessor licenses; MichiCann for their 500 plant growing operation; and Oasis Wellness 1 for a provisioning center license.

The companies still need to be approved for a business license by the state and also meet other city criteria before final approval on those licenses can be given.

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