MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI – Medical marijuana can be grown in Muskegon Heights but not sold after the passage of an ordinance regulating marijuana products within city limits.
The ordinance allows growers, processors, testing facilities and secure transporters to operate if they have obtained a special use permit from the city’s Planning Commission. It was approved by the Muskegon Heights City Council on a 5-2 vote Monday.
With the ordinance, the city has opted in to new state rules that allow medical marijuana plants and products to be grown and manufactured. Council members specifically barred dispensaries out of fear that they would spread to every block and be accessible to children.
Michigan’s Licensing and Regulatory Affairs issued a new set of rules in early 2017 that allows municipalities to regulate medical marijuana on their own terms.
According the ordinance, Muskegon Heights will issue the following licenses to prospective growers:
Five Class C licenses, which allow a single license-holder to grow up to 1,500 plants. Five processor licenses. Two licenses for safety compliance, or