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Medical Marihuana

The City Commission will continue discussion of the MMMFLA at a work session following their October 9, 2017 regular meeting. At this time, no ordinances have been prepared for consideration.

If you would like to provide feedback to the City Commission on this issue, you may send it to City Manager, 320 W. Broadway, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 or manager@mt-pleasant.org. Questions about this issue can be directed to Jacob Kain, City Planner, at (989) 779-5346, or jkain@mt-pleasant.org.

You may also provide public comment at any regular meeting of the City Commission. Click here for more information on upcoming meetings.

The Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMMFLA) was passed in 2016. The MMMFLA allows municipalities to “opt-in” to permit any of five facility types created under the act: Provisioning Centers, Processors, Safety Compliance Facilities, Secure Transporters, and Growers.

In response to this act, the Mt. Pleasant City Commission created an ad hoc committee to provide recommendations on suggested parameters and elements to include in a draft ordinance(s). The ad hoc committee held six meetings including a town hall between May and July 2017. The committee also reached out to key stakeholders to solicit input on the issue and researched the experience of other communities in Michigan and around the country with both medical and recreational marijuana.

Click here to view the ad hoc committee recommendation.

The City Commission received the committee’s recommendation at their July 24, 2017 meeting. They have held two work sessions on this issue on August 14 and September 11, 2017. In the near future, staff will work with the City Attorney on the preparation of ordinance(s) that would be submitted for consideration in the fall of 2017. It is expected that the ordinances will be adopted before the end of 2017. The City will not be accepting applications for medical marihuana facilities until ordinances are adopted.

The City will continue to update this page with additional information as this issue proceeds through the legislative process.