Regulating Medical Marijuana Facilities: A Workshop for Local Government

Date: September 18, 2017
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: Galien American Legion Post 344, 402 N. Main Street, Galien, MI 49113
Contact: Wendy Walker, 269-445-4437,

On September 21, 2016, Governor Snyder signed three new laws that clarify and add to the state’s voter-approved Michigan Medical Marihuana Act from 2008. The new laws give local governments the authority to regulate the number and location of commercial medical marijuana facilities, allow marijuana-infused products, and create a “seed-to-sale” tracking system. 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 provisioning centers, growers, processors, transporters, and safety compliance 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 authorizing ordinance and sample zoning ordinance amendments.

Offered at this location in cooperation with Galien Township.

$55 for Regular Registrants
$50 for Master Citizen Planners and groups of two or more from the same municipality

There is a $15 fee for cancellations after September 13.

Preregistration is required. Registration will not be available on-site.

Master Citizen Planners will earn 3 hours of continuing education.

Instructor: Wendy K. Walker, Esq., Government & Public Policy Educator, MSU Extension.


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