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Medical Marihuana Facilities

Update: June 12, 2018

The City Commission adopted ordinances related to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMMFLA) on June 11, 2018. These ordinances will permit:

  • Up to 3 Provisioning Centers
  • Up to 5 Class A Growers and up to 3 Class B or C Growers.
  • An unlimited number of Processors, Safety Compliance Facilities, and Secure Transporters.

Read the Medical Marihuana Facilities FAQs here.

Facility Applications

The City is not accepting applications for medical marihuana facilities at this time. Applications for medical marihuana facilities will be accepted beginning on Monday, October 1, 2018. The due date of applications and application fee will be set by resolution prior to October 1.

All applicants must complete their Phase I approval through the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) before making application to the City of Mt. Pleasant. Those applicants receiving pre-authorization from the City Clerk will be required to obtain a special use permit from the Planning Commission for their proposed facility location and complete the LARA licensing process before receiving final authorization from the City to operate. The annual City licensing fee is $5,000.



To view the adopted regulatory ordinance click here.
To view the adopted zoning ordinance click here.
To view the map depicting 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 medical marihuana regulations.