Medical Marihuana

On April 4, 2018, amendments to the City of Portage Code of Ordinances Chapters 14 and 42 went into effect.  These ordinances assist in the regulation and licensing of medical marihuana facilities within the City of Portage.

The specific ordinances related to medical marihuana are available:

Medical Marihuana Chapter 14 

Medical Marihuana Chapter 42

Application Information:  The City of Portage will be receiving applications for Provisioning Center, Secure Transporter and Safety Compliance Medical Marihuana Facilities between October 15, 2018 and December 14, 2018.  

No applications or parts of applications for these types of provisional permits will be received outside of this initial application period.  All applicants MUST have received pre-qualification from the Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board in order to have their application considered.  There are no exceptions.  Applications will NOT be considered on a first come first served basis.  All applications will be reviewed once the application period is closed.  The City of Portage reserves the right to alter the application deadline

All applicants must be familiar with the City of Portage Ordinance pertaining to Medical Marihuana Facilities in the City of Portage.  Those applicants interested in opening a Provisioning Center are reminded of the 1,000 foot separation requirement from a variety of properties which includes any currently operating provisioning center.

Applications must be submitted in person during normal city business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday) and must include an original signature and complete application form, all attachments required in the application and the $5,000 permit fee. 

The Office of the Portage City Clerk received applications for Medical Marihuana Facility Provisional Permits for Growers and Processers between June 18, 2018 and July 20, 2018.  Another application period is anticipated in early 2019.   

Medical Marihuana Facilities Application Form (required)

Medical Marihuana Facilities Disclosure Forms (required)

Medical Marihuana Permit Application Guidelines

View Facility Locations: Maps of potential facility locations have been prepared by the Department of Community Development  The maps are for reference only and the City of Portage makes no guarantee that any property or real estate transaction based on the maps will result in the property qualifying for use as a medical marihuana facility.   

Map of Potential Medical Marihuana Locations: Grow Operations, Processors, Safety Compliance, & Secure Transporters

Map of Potential Medical Marihuana Locations for Provisioning Centers

Staff is no longer taking location eligibility inquiries via phone or in person.  For location eligibility inquiries, please complete and submit the MMFLA Location Confirmation Form.  This requires a $155 payment, per parcel.  Staff will then follow-up with the request by indicating the parcel's eligibility.