AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisMeds Cafe has been open for two weeks, but had its official grand opening on 4–20, informally known as cannabis celebration day. One local business owner is excited to be celebrating the occasion in his own way.“Today is our official grand opening on 4–20 at 4:20. We’re going to have a band, we’re going to have food. We have 20 percent off store-wide, anything in the store.”Owner of the store, Scott Schroeder, says he’s proud to bring his dispensary to northeast Michigan.“We’re really seeing that this is giving relief to the residents of our community, you know and it’s a definite need in the area because are driving two, four, six hours to go get their meds and they can drive around the corner here in rogers city and get it.Schroeder says even with the stigma related to marijuana, it does have some advantages.“Marijuana and marijuana products have been stigmatize for so many years, because it’s beaten in our head since we were kids that marijuana was bad. And with it being a schedule one drug for so many years we weren’t able to study it any medicinal way. And now within the past few years, we’ve been able to figure out that there’s definite medicinal use that derives from the product.”Schroeder’s ultimate goal is to expand the business and bring more jobs to his city.“We want to bring industry to the area, and eventually, what we’d like to do is have a vertically integrated system. What that means, is to have a farm, a processing plant, and the provisioning center. That’s in our ultimate goal, that’s in our final business plan, if we’re going to get there, I’m not sure, but we’re working at it.”Schroeder says you can purchase products at the dispensary with a medical marijuana card. Recreational purchases will not be allowed until next year.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: dispensary, Marijuana, Medical Marijuana, Meds Cafe, Recreational Marijuana, weedContinue ReadingPrevious Photo of the Day for Friday, April 19Next Photo of the Day for Monday, April 22
The Le’Veon Bell bomb has dropped.The free-agent running back has signed a deal with the Jets, ending months of speculation as to where the star would land following his departure from Pittsburgh. Le’Veon Bell’s four-year deal with the New York Jets has a max value of $61 million and includes $35 million guaranteed, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2019Bell, 27, was selected by the Steelers in the second round of the 2013 draft and has spent his entire career in Pittsburgh. However, he’s been vocal about his unhappiness since he was franchise tagged for the second straight year last offseason and sat out all last season amid his contract dispute.He last played 15 regular-season games in 2017 and made an appearance in the team’s lone playoff game that season. ESPN was the first to report the move, noting the deal is for four years and $52.5 million dollars.The deal could be worth as much as $61 million and includes $35 million guaranteed.
Deputy Charlie McConalogue says a number of measures contained in the Finance Bill will have a detrimental impact on farmers in the county.Charlie McConalogue TDHe claims he Bill must be amended to reflect the changing face of Irish farming, or risk destroying viable businesses.Deputy McConalogue commented, “The clause in the Finance Bill on agricultural relief is not only unrealistic and unworkable, it will act as a major deterrent for the new generation of farmers. Many young farmers in Donegal have to seek work outside of their farms to make ends meet. Government inaction on the beef crisis, which has seen prices plummet over the past year, has added to the financial burden on many farm families, forcing them to take on other jobs where possible to ensure a future for themselves. “If this Bill is not amended, hundreds of part-time farmers in Donegal will be excluded from the reduced stamp duty rates. This could see many younger farmers losing out because they are hit with the high tax rates associated with taking on the farms from their parents or other relatives. The Finance Bill requires active farmers to spend more than 50% of their working time on their farms, however the changing farming landscape has made it a necessity for many farmers to also have an off-farm job to generate a sustainable income.”He added that the Bill should discriminate against farmers who have been forced to take outside work to make ends meet.“It is extremely important that the Finance Bill does not discriminate against genuine part-time farmers, who because of the Government’s failure to invest in agriculture and support farming communities, are forced to take on outside work to make a living.“Fianna Fáil will be tabling an amendment to the Bill, which will protect genuine part-time farmers from excessive stamp duty payments”. YOUNG DONEGAL FARMERS PENALISED IN UNJUST FINANCE BILL – McCONALOGUE was last modified: November 6th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Charlie McConaloguedonegalfarmersFinance Bill