Calvin Johnson, a former standout receiver with the Detroit Lions, has received preliminary approval for a Michigan healthcare marijuana license to operate a dispensary.
Johnson and his wife, Brittney, have been granted prequalification status by Michigan’s healthcare marijuana licensing board on a four- vote Thursday, the Detroit No cost Press reported.
Johnson and his enterprise companion, former Lions and Seattle guard Robert Sims, have been denied licenses in December for an MMJ dispensary, develop operation and processing facility in Webberville.
One particular explanation the application was denied at the time have been some unpaid site visitors tickets issued in Atlanta to Johnson that have been almost 10 years old.
Johnson, who retired from the NFL soon after the 2015 season, has considering that paid the tickets, which prompted Michigan’s MMJ licensing board to OK his prequalification application for a dispensary, according to the No cost Press.
The dispensary will operate as Michigan Neighborhood Collective. Johnson’s enterprise companion is his wife, Brittney, and not Sims.
Johnson and Sims, who retired soon after the 2014 NFL season, are attractive their December denials, and a hearing is scheduled for April 11.
Michigan’s MMJ licensing board bestows prequalification status when an applicant has completed a background verify but hasn’t been granted approval from the municipality in which they are hoping to do enterprise.