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 Office of the City Clerk last received applications November 18, 2019 through December 13, 2019.  An application window for 2020 will be announced at a later date.  

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.  The City of Portage reserves the right to alter an application deadline.

Those applicants interested in opening a Provisioning Center, Growing and/or Processing Facility are reminded of the 1,000-foot separation requirement from a variety of properties, which includes any currently operating provisioning center, growing or processing facility.

Applications must be submitted in person during normal city business hours (8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday) and must include a signed and completed application form, all attachments required in the application and the $5,000 permit fee.

Medical Marihuana Facilities Application Form (required)

Medical Marihuana Facilities Disclosure Forms (required)

Medical Marihuana Permit Application Guidelines


2018-2019 Lottery Results:  A lottery was held on May 2, 2019 at Portage City Hall for those applicants that qualified.  Those applications successful in the lottery were:

Green Peak - 8542 Shaver Road

LE Battle Creek - 7812 Portage Road

LE Battle Creek - 4203 East Centre Avenue

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.

For informational purposes, the following are maps of potential medical marihuana facility locations.  These maps are considered approximate and all properties must be individually evaluated to ensure they meet ordinance requirements.  For eligibility inquiries, it is strongly recommended that any interested party complete the above MMFLA Location Confirmation Form.  

Map of Potential Provisioning Center Locations

Map of Potential Grow, Processor, Safety Compliance and Secure Transporters