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 is now accepting applications for Medical Marihuana Growers and Processors

The Office of the Portage City Clerk began accepting applications for Medical Marihuana Facility Provisional Permits for Growers and Processers on Monday, June 18, 2018.  The deadline for submitting applications is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2018.  No applications or parts of applications for these types of provisional permits will be accepted outside of this initial application period.  The City of Portage reserves the right to extend the application deadline. 

During this initial application period the Office of the City Clerk will only accept permit applications for two (2) of the five (5) types of Medical Marihuana Facilities: Growers and Processors.  The application period for Secure Transporters, Safety/Compliance Facilities and Provisioning Centers will open at a later date to be announced.  Parties interested in licensing of these other facility types are encouraged to review the city’s application forms and materials to begin preparing an application.  

Applicants must be pre-qualified by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs prior to submitting an application to the City of Portage.  There are no exceptions.  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 a signed and complete application form, all attachments required in the application and the $5,000 permit fee. 

After the initial June 18 to July 20 application window is closed, the City of Portage anticipates opening another application window for Growers and Processors in the 2019 calendar year.   

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.  Questions regarding the viability of a property as a potential site for a medical marihuana facility should be directed to the Department of Community Development at (269) 329-4466.  

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

Map of Potential Medical Marihuana Locations for Provisioning Centers