Plans to construct a new marijuana dispensary along Ford Road in Westland took another step forward.
The city’s planning commission reviewed and recommended approval to the city council for the development of a marijuana retail establishment at 37655 Ford Road during its meeting Dec. 1 at Westland City Hall. Common Citizen, a Marshall-based company with retail locations in Flint, Battle Creek, Hazel Park and a medical marijuana location in Detroit, plans to occupy the facility. Other locations planned for the company include spots in Lansing and Pontiac, according to its website.
“We’ve got a couple of other irons in the fire but we’re really excited about coming here,” said Mike Beck, the company’s director of community and government affairs.
Common Citizen wants to use the site, located between Newburgh and Hix, as a retail establishment to sell marijuana. After looking at the facility’s renderings, Commissioner David Rappaport said what’s proposed on the Ford Road site is a vast improvement over another area dispensary, Michigan’s Finest, which opened last year in Wayne.