Niles Greenlights Two Businesses for Microbusiness Class A Licenses

September 12th, 2023 Legislation & Policy Updates
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In the ever-evolving landscape of Michigan's marijuana industry, Niles is taking significant strides forward. At Monday's Niles City Council meeting held at the City of Niles Fire Department, two businesses, BS Ironwood, LLC and Native Michigan Remedies (NMR), secured approvals for Microbusiness Class A Licenses.

Class A microbusinesses, distinct from standard licenses, permit the cultivation of up to 300 in-house plants. They can buy and sell mature plants, edibles, and other products from licensed dealers. However, they cannot process plants into oils, extracts, or infused cannabis products.

BS Ironwood, LLC Gears Up for Niles Expansion

BS Ironwood has its sights set on a facility at 1641 E. Main St., formerly an automotive business. The firm is set to inject almost $1 million for the acquisition and revamp of this property. This initiative is backed by the company's robust capital reserves, ensuring a seamless transition.

Though Niles hasn't collaborated with BS Ironwood previously, the company has reassured the city of its adherence to all marijuana-related regulations. This expansion also brings with it the promise of roughly 20 new jobs for the locals. Amar Warraich, the sole member-manager of BS Ironwood, is no novice in this sector, having displayed significant expertise across nine Michigan municipalities.

Native Michigan Remedies: Growing and Giving Back

Located at 2112 Industrial Dr., NMR is no stranger to Niles, already holding grower and processor licenses. The company has a flawless track record, having cleared all inspections and settled all associated fees. With an existing investment of $3 million, owners Bill Haas and Brian Crespo are pledging an additional $100,000 for facility enhancements. They believe the Microbusiness Class A license will further solidify their presence in Niles.

Beyond business, Crespo and Haas are also making community inroads. Crespo founded Niles Neighbors, an initiative aimed at aiding the elderly and disabled in home beautification. Their community involvement extends to collaborations like a turkey and toy giveaway during the festive season with Primitiv, as well as active participation in City Council discussions.

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