Fire Station Cannabis Co., located along the shores of Lake Superior in Marquette, Michigan, is really hoping that the city and state approve the permit they asked for. Their outlet at Marquette’s Tourist Park wants to host “Camp Cannabis.” If it’s allowed, it would become the first state-licensed marijuana event in the Upper Peninsula.
Camp Cannabis celebrates the culture
According to co-owner Stosh Wasik, they’re pulling out all the stops. “We’re bringing in a lot of local, regional, and national artists and musicians.” Also, they’re “going to bring in both licensed and non-licensed cannabis entrepreneurs or companies.”
If all goes well they’re getting ready for around 3,000 attendees. Fellow co-owner Logan Stauber explains the event will be geared to a lot more than “celebrating the arts and culture.”
“We’re going to be there educating the community on cannabis, its effects, and the different projects we have available.” There are still a bunch of folks around who believe “Reefer Madness” was a documentary.
Last fall, Marquette City Commission paved the way by easing restrictions by approving a “temporary marijuana events” policy. The red tape is still spooling out on the approval process for Camp Cannabis.
Marquette Parks and Recreation has to discuss everything, then let the cat sniff it for approval, but they’re “currently in the process of approving the special events permit.”
The next step is up to the city commission. Camp Cannabis needs a “special events license.” Once the organizers have it in hand, they can take it to the state level.
Everyone will benefit
Assistant City Manager Sean Hobbins can’t wait to register himself. “We’ll see some benefit from the rental of the park and the license fees,” he notes.
It goes further than that though. Cannabis is legal now so it’s “more about allowing that permitted activity under state law.”
On site use will be freely allowed at “designated spots.” Fire Station will be the only licensed cannabis vendor to sell.
That doesn’t mean there won’t be some unlicensed distributors around too. At least selling t-shirts. The owners “want to make sure other vendors are involved.”
“We want to make sure that we are inclusive with all the other retailers in the area,” Wasik stated. “We’d love to see them be a part of it, and we want to make sure that this is inclusive of the whole cannabis community.”
Once the paperwork is stamped and sealed, the camp ” would be held Oct. 7-9 with those 21 and up invited to attend.” Tickets will be available through 906fire.com.