Mt. Pleasant, MI – In accordance with Section 112.03(d) of the City Code of Ordinances, a public meeting to conduct a drawing to randomly select applications for conditional authorization and to establish a waiting list for potential medical marihuana provisioning centers was scheduled for Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the City Commission Chambers at 320 W. Broadway Street.
On February 12, 2019, the City of Mt. Pleasant Clerk’s office received copies of two Ex Parte Restraining Orders signed by Circuit Court Judge Paul Chamberlain preventing the City from conducting the random draw (lottery) at the public meeting until further order of the Court. These orders were based on motions filed by Green Peaks Industries, LLC and Deborah Cary on Monday, February 11. The City will file its written responses to both motions with the Court later this afternoon.
The Circuit Court has scheduled a hearing on the motions for Wednesday, February 13 at 10:30 a.m.
Status of Lottery Drawing
Based on the Orders issued by Judge Chamberlain, the scheduled February 13, 1:00 p.m. lottery draw could not occur until further order of the Court.
UPDATE: Court Hearing
Circuit Court Judge Paul Chamberlain has issued a permanent injunction prohibiting the City from holding a random drawing unless Green Peaks Industries, LLC is included. Once Green Peaks Industries, LLC is included, the drawing may go forward and the permanent injunction is dissolved.
Circuit Court Judge Paul Chamberlain denied Deborah Cary’s motion for an injunction.
UPDATE: Lottery Drawing
The random draw (lottery) public meeting that was convened and recessed at 1:00 p.m. will be reconvened Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 2 p.m. This lottery drawing will be streamed live on the City of Mt. Pleasant’s YouTube channel and broadcast live on Spectrum’s Government Access Channel 188.