How local government might proceed with decision-making on the MMFLA
A flow chart of considerations, approaches, and decisions for local government.
The flow chart suggests that local government officials initiate a conversation in the jurisdiction with a diverse set of stakeholders to hear and assemble the pros and cons of the issue in the community. This flowchart is not a substitute for following the statutorily required process for adopting a zoning ordinance amendment as detailed in the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, PA 110 of 2006, as amended.
The materials on this page are provided for educational purposes only. Michigan municipalities should consider this issue in consultation with a diverse group of community stakeholders and a qualified municipal attorney. There is no correct answer that applies to all municipalities. Michigan State University does not endorse or oppose medical marijuana.