Old Flint police academy could become marijuana nursery

Michigan

This photo shows the exterior of the former training building used by the Flint Police Department Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Flint, Mich. The city administration is proposing to sell the building to Evergrow LLC, which grows marijuana. (Cody Scanlan/The Flint Journal via AP)

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A site where Flint police officers blossomed could become a home for budding marijuana.

The city administration is proposing to sell the old Flint police academy to Evergrow LLC, which grows marijuana. Evergrow is offering $500,000 for the 4-acre property.

The building has been empty for years; the last police academy class graduated in 2010.

Flint council member Santino Guerra says it’s “kind of ironic” that a training site for police could become a marijuana grow shop. Council member Eric Mays says the city should move quickly. Mays says, “I don’t want to blow a deal.”

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