Cannabis entrepreneur says dispensary could bring over $800,000 annually to Brook Park –

BROOK PARK, Ohio — A cannabis attorney and entrepreneur is eyeing a vacant building on Snow Road for a new dispensary that she claims would bring in over $800,000 in annual revenue for the city.

Cannabis compliance attorney Paula Givens was awarded extra time to speak during the May 21 City Council meeting, where she urged council members to hold a special meeting to hear her proposal.

“I think that information is never a bad thing,” Givens said. “These dispensaries, (for) every dollar spent, 26 cents of that dollar comes into the community.

“If there’s not a dispensary here, that 3.6 percent — which could end up being upwards of $800,000 a year — will be spent in another community — and Parma likely — so I respectfully request the opportunity to come to you.”

Givens, who also co-owns, legally represents and/or partners with multiple medical and recreational marijuana-related companies throughout the country, also recently attended a Middleburg Heights City Council meeting.

Despite that city having an established cannabis moratorium in place, Givens expressed interest during a May 14 meeting in opening a dual-use medical and adults-only recreational cannabis dispensary in Middleburg Heights’ Ward 1.

A week later, Givens attended the May 21 Brook Park

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