MUSKEGON, MI – Medical marijuana dispensaries will be allowed in Muskegon after the passage of an ordinance regulating the growth and sale of marijuana products within city limits.
The Muskegon City Commission approved the ordinance on Tuesday at the body’s regular meeting. It allows for growers and dispensaries to operate inside a specially zoned district off Seaway Drive.
The city will not put a cap on the number of licenses it approves, meaning that if space allows, an unlimited number of dispensaries would be able to operate in Muskegon. Other cities in Muskegon County which approved similar measures have opted to put stringent caps on approved licenses.
With the ordinance, the city has opted in to new state rules that allow medical marijuana plants and products to be grown, manufactured and sold at provisioning centers.
Tuesday’s vote only approved the operational aspect of the ordinance. Commissioners were still uncomfortable with several aspects of the zoning requirements recommended by the Planning Commission, as well as a few unorthodox stipulations in the application process proposed by city staff.
Despite those concerns, the