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Medical Marihuana

The City of Mt. Pleasant is currently reviewing ordinances related to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMMFLA).

The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the proposed ordinances on May 3, 2018. They recommended that the ordinances be adopted with the following changes:

  • Remove the limit (3) on the number of processors, safety compliance facilities, and secure transporters permitted.
  • Adjust the 1,000 foot K-12 schools buffer to permit provisioning centers north of Broadway Street in the Central Business District.


Draft Ordinances:

The draft ordinances, map, and FAQs documents below have been updated to reflect these recommendations. Changes to the ordinances are shown in underline to represent additions and strikethrough to represent deletions.

To view the draft regulatory ordinance click here.
To view the draft zoning ordinance click here.
To view the facility location “buffer” map click here .
To view the draft ordinance FAQs click here.


Upcoming Meeting Dates:

  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. City Commission Public Hearing on the proposed ordinances.
  • Monday, June 4, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. City Commission Work Session to discuss the outcomes of the public hearing process and next steps.

All meetings are held at City Hall.

The City is not accepting applications for medical marihuana facilities at this time.

 

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.

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.