Municipal Ordinance Authority under Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act

October 23, 2017 - Author: Wendy Walker

This document summarizes, for each potential zoning scenario, the municipal ordinance framework applicable to authorizing and regulating medical marihuana facilities under the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, MCL 333.27101 et seq. (MMFLA). A medical marihuana facility may only operate in a municipality (city, township, or village) that adopts an ordinance to authorize that type of facility.1 A municipality may further adopt other ordinances relating to medical marihuana facilities within its jurisdiction, including zoning regulations, as limited by the MMFLA.

The illustration on page two is a tabular presentation of the material that is presented in question and answer format through the rest of the document.

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