BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP (WJRT) (12/05/18) - Buena Vista Township is banking on medical marihuana to plant the seed for an economic boom for the community.
"We are hoping this will engage our residents in doing more things in Buena Vista and of course developers to come in and see what we have to offer," said Township Supervisor Christina Dillard.
The Board of Trustees approved licenses for eight medical marihuana facilities in the township this week. Dillard said the approval has been in the works for a while.
"The board actually voted in the option to have medical marijuana facilities in BV, in early summer," Dillard said. "We have the sites and now those businesses, just have to go through our planning commission and get their sites approved."
The facilities will be spread out in the township. Some of the sites include Brady's on M-46, while another facility will go on East Washington Street.
The facilities will either take over an existing building or be built from the ground up, hopefully bringing jobs with them.
"Can't say for sure, but I do know that there are jobs that will be available through those facilities, which was part of the process of selecting those facilities in the first place," Dillard said. "So we are looking forward to having some jobs in our township, as well as that economic growth."