Marihuana Facility and Establishment Limits Lifted – Effective June 8, 2022 (UPDATED 6/8/2022)

UPDATE 6/8/2022: The City has received a referendum petition relating to the recreational marihuana ordinance which was adopted by the City Commission on May 9, 2022. In accordance with the City Charter, implementation of the ordinance is paused pending petition review. The City has up to 20 days to review the submitted petition. Updates will be provided when available.

MAY 2022 POST: The Mt. Pleasant City Commission recently adopted amendments to Chapter 112 (Medical Marihuana Facilities) and Chapter 115 (Recreational Marihuana Establishments) of the Mt. Pleasant City Code. These amendments eliminate caps on the number of medical marihuana facilities and recreational establishments eligible for licensing by the City. These amendments are effective June 8, 2022.

The City will begin accepting new applications for Provisioning Centers, Retailers, Growers, and Microbusinesses on June 8, 2022. Applicants must be prequalified by the State of Michigan. All marihuana businesses are subject to operational and location criteria contained in the City of Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinance, including buffers from K-12 schools and the Central Michigan University campus.  

Processor, Secure Transporter, and Safety Compliance license types were not previously subject to a numeric cap and the City continues to accept applications for those facilities and establishments. The City does not allow Designated Consumption Establishments or Class A Microbusinesses.

Updated information regarding marihuana licensing can be found at Below are FAQ’s for medical and recreational marihuana.