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Medical Marihuana Facilities

Update: September 25, 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 will accept applications for all medical marihuana facility types beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, October 1, 2018. All applications for provisioning centers or growers must be received by the City no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019.

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.

 

Ordinances

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 jhoward@mt-pleasant.org.

Questions about the special use permit process and specific location eligibility may be directed to Jacob Kain, City Planner, at (989) 779-5346, or jkain@mt-pleasant.org.

 

About MMMFLA

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.