STURGIS — The city of Sturgis will not award its two medical marijuana dispensary licenses until January.
The city received 18 applications for the two licenses. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie said following the application deadline on Nov. 23 that because more than two dispensary license applications were received, a lottery would be held on Dec. 6, at the Sturgis City Council meeting, to determine the two winning applicants.
Several applicants were on hand at the Sturgis City Council meeting Monday in hopes of being chosen, but Ainslie said the city was still reviewing applications.
“The city finance officer is reviewing all of the applications and will be presented to the council on Dec. 20 and then a lottery to choose the two will have to be completed during a council meeting by Jan. 19,” he said.
Mayor Mark Carstensen clarified what Ainslie shared saying that by state statue, the council has 30 days to act on the applications which gives them until Jan. 19 for the lottery to take place.
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