Adult-Use Marihuana Retailer Selection Results

The City of Mt. Pleasant Adult-Use Marihuana Establishment Selection Committee has selected three applicants to receive conditional authorization to operate a Retailer establishment in the City:

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Lume Cannabis Co. 901 E. Broomfield
Lume Cannabis Co. 1207 N. Mission
House of Fire Provisioning1005 Corporate

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 adult-use marihuana establishments to operate within the City subject to certain limitations.

In February 2020, the City received ten applications for three available Retailer licenses. Since more applications were received for Retailers than licenses available, the City held a competitive selection process intended to select applicants who are best suited to operate in compliance with the MRTMA in the City. Applicants submitted supplementary applications which were reviewed and scored by a selection committee comprised of City Clerk Jeremy Howard, City Planner Jacob Kain, and Director of Public Safety Paul Lauria.

At this time, the City is no longer accepting additional applications for Provisioning Centers or Retailers. But, applications for Growers, Processors, Secure Transporters, Safety Compliance Facilities, and Microbusinesses are still being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until numerical limits, where applicable, are reached.

Updated information regarding marihuana licensing can be found at
http://www.mt-pleasant.org/marihuana.

Recreational (adult-use) Marihuana Information

Under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA), it is legal for adults, 21 years of age or older, to grow, possess and use marihuana within certain limitations. This act also creates a commercial market for recreational (adult-use) marihuana. Local regulations related to the commercial market for recreational marihuana were adopted by the City Commission (City Commission Approved Marihuana Establishments Ordinance). A citizen initiative ordinance has also been approved for the November 5, 2019 ballot (Citizen Initiative Recreational Marihuana Establishments Ordinance). 

A timeline and detailed information about the two ordinances are described below in the document below.

Recreational Marihuana Background Flyer