Regulating Medical Marijuana Facilities: A Workshop for Local Government

Date: February 27, 2017
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Civic Park Senior Center, 15218 Farmington Road, Livonia, MI
Contact: Brad Neumann, 906-315-2661,

On September 21, 2016, Gov. Snyder signed three new laws that clarify and add to the state’s voter-approved Michigan Medical Marijuana Act from 2008. The new laws give local governments the authority to regulate the location and number of medical marijuana provisioning centers, allow marijuana-infused products, and create a “seed-to-sale” tracking system to ensure that any marijuana being dispensed to patients has been tested for safety. The bills are now PA 281-283 of 2016.

This workshop is an opportunity for local government officials to learn about options in prohibiting or accepting and regulating medical marijuana dispensaries, growing facilities, processing, product testing, and transport facilities. The workshop will cover:

  • The Overall Regulatory Framework
  • Introduction to the new Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act
  • Applications to Planning and Zoning
  • Enforcement Issues
  • State Authority on the Topic
  • Options for how to Proceed

Handouts include a sample ordinance and a copy of the special issue of Planning & Zoning News dedicated to the topic (Sept. 2016), among others.

$55 for Regular Registrants
$50 for Master Citizen Planners and groups of two or more from the same municipality There is a fee of $15 for cancellations after Feb. 13.

Program cost includes extensive handouts and light refreshments.

Instructors: All instructors are MSU faculty/staff with professional planning experienc



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