Is there a limit on the number of Marijuana Business Permits the City will issue?

No, and yes. City ordinance does not establish a hard cap on the number of permits available for any of the facility/establishment types. However, Marijuana Businesses are limited to certain zoning districts, depending on the type of business.  In addition, the Zoning Code establishes two different types of required minimum separation distances.  First, Marijuana Businesses are required to be separated from specific uses (churches, schools, parks, etc.)  Second, there are required minimum separation distances between Marijuana Businesses. For example, Medical Provisioning Centers must be at least 1000 ft. apart from other Provisioning Centers and Adult Use Retailers, and Retailers must be 1,000 ft. apart from other Retailers and Provisioning Centers. Again, the required separation distances depend on the type of Marijuana Business(es) involved.

As a result of these zoning restrictions, the number of permits allowed will be limited because there are a limited number of eligible parcels where Marijuana Businesses can operate. The specific separation distance requirements and buffered uses are laid out in the Zoning Code. However, because the interaction between zoning restrictions and the location of existing Marihuana Businesses can be complex, it is recommended that prospective applicants contact the Community Development Department for assistance at(269-329-4477).

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1. What Marijuana Businesses does the City allow?
2. Is there a limit on the number of Marijuana Business Permits the City will issue?
3. Is the City continuously accepting applications, or are there application windows?
4. Why is marijuana sometimes spelled with an "h" and other times spelled with a "j"?
5. Does a business need to have Prequalification Status from the CRA in order to apply for a Marijuana Business Permit from the City of Portage?
6. What are the permit fees?
7. I want to open a Marijuana Business in the City of Portage? How do I look for potential sites?
8. Do I need to have a medical marijuana license before applying for adult use?
9. I already applied for a permit but was notified I was missing information. How long do I have to respond?
10. How will I hear about my application from the Office of the City Clerk?
11. How soon do I need to renew my existing City of Portage Marijuana Business Permit?