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Medical Marihuana

The City Commission is expected to discuss medical marihuana facilities regulations during a work session following their February 12, 2018 regular meeting. Staff is preparing draft ordinances which will likely be completed by the end of February. At that time a draft adoption schedule will also be available.

The City Commission has held three work session discussions regarding the Ad Hoc Committee recommendation (as explained below) and the desired parameters for the drafting of ordinances. The City is currently reviewing the emergency regulations issued by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and will resume discussions on medical marihuana ordinances in early 2018. The City will not be accepting applications for medical marihuana facilities until ordinances are adopted.

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 Questions about this issue can be directed to Jacob Kain, City Planner, at (989) 779-5346, or

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.

Click here to view general parameters established by the City Commission to date.

Click here to view feedback provided by the Planning Commission on the City Commission’s proposed parameters.

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.