The Mt. Pleasant City Commission adopted ordinances related to the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA) on September 9, 2019. These ordinances “opt in” to the state law allowing recreational marihuana establishments to operate within the City subject to certain limitations.
Applications for retailers, growers, and micro-businesses are numerically limited and applications were due by 4:30 p.m. on February 28, 2020. As of the deadline, the City is in receipt of the following:
Ten (10) applications for retailers (3 licenses available).
No applications for Class A growers (5 licenses available).
No applications for Class B growers (3 Class B and C licenses available).
One (1) application for Class C growers (3 Class B and C licenses available).
No applications for microbusinesses (2 licenses available).
Since more applications were received for retailers than the limits specify, the City will hold a competitive selection process, which will select applicants best suited to operate in compliance with the MRTMA. Applicants will be asked to submit supplementary applications which will be reviewed and scored by a selection committee. More information about the supplementary application process will be provided in the near future.
Since fewer applications were received for Class A growers, Class B and C growers, and micro-businesses than the limits specified, the City will continue to accept applications for those licenses on a first-come, first-served basis until the limits are reached. The City will also continue to accept applications for processors, safety compliance facilities, and secure transporters which are not numerically limited.
Updated recreational marihuana establishment information can be found at www.mt-pleasant.org/marihuana.