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A timeline and detailed information about the City Commission Approved Recreational Marihuana Establishments Ordinance and Proposed Zoning Ordiance and the Citizen Initiative Recreational Marihuana Establishments Ordinance can be found here.

The City Commission adopted a regulatory ordinance to permit recreational (adult-use) marihuana establishments on September 9, 2019. You can view the adopted ordinance here.

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a proposed zoning ordinance amendment regarding adult-use marihuana establishments at their October 3, 2019 meeting. You can view the referring resolution here and the draft zoning ordinance here.

An initiative petition for recreational marihuana establishments was accepted by the City Commission at the August 12, 2019 meeting and ballot language was approved for the initiative petition. You can view the initiative petition here and the ballot language here. The initiative petition will appear on the November 5, 2019 ballot.

Future updates on the City’s regulation of adult-use marihuana facilities will be posted on this page.


Read the Medical Marihuana Facilities FAQs here.

Facility Applications

Click here to download the Medical Marihuana Facilities Application.
Click here to view details on the number of pending applications for each facility type and any existing facilities currently operating in the City.

Applications are submitted to the City Clerk, located in City Hall (320 W. Broadway St., 2nd floor). Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The annual City licensing fee is $5,000, which is refundable to those who do not receive final authorization from the City to operate. The application fee for medical marihuana facilities is $200 and is non-refundable.

The City is not currently accepting applications for Provisioning Centers. The City continues to welcome applications for Medical Marihuana Processors, Secure Transporters, Safety Compliance Facilities, and Growers – Class A, B, and C on a first-come, first-served basis until facility limits (where applicable) are reached.


To view the adopted medical marihuana regulatory ordinance click here.
To view the adopted medical marihuana zoning ordinance click here.
To view the map depicting medical marihuana facility location limitations, otherwise known as the “buffer map” click here .

For More Information

Questions about the application process may be directed to Jeremy Howard, City Clerk, at (989) 779-5374 or
Questions about the special use permit process and specific location eligibility may be directed to Jacob Kain, City Planner, at (989) 779-5346, or


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 in 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. Several work sessions and public hearings followed.

You can click here to learn more about the State of Michigan’s marihuana regulations.