The Port Huron City Council passed two resolutions and approved two ordinances regarding recreational marijuana in the city Monday.2020-09-28 City Council - Full Agenda-1383
Among these was an ordinance that allows, limits and regulates the number and types of adult-use marijuana establishments within specified areas of Port Huron.
“This is a starting point for us,” said Mayor Pro Tem Sherry Archibald.
Some of the items in the ordinances and resolutions include:
- The initial application period for recreational marijuana businesses will begin Oct. 1 and end Dec. 31.
- Marijuana businesses are prohibited until Oct. 11.
- One microbusiness will be allowed. It will be able to grow up to 150 plants and process and sell marijuana in one location in an industrial area.
- Two retail permit-holders will be permitted in north and south sides of the city divided by the Black River, as well as two in the central business district.
- Marijuana facilities will not be allowed to operate in residential areas or within residential units. They can’t be within 1,000 feet of a school or 500 feet of a day care, playground, public park, beach, pool or youth center.
- Adult-use marijuana establishment must pay an annual fee of $5,000, the maximum amount allowed by the state.
- Marijuana business cannot emit detectable odors interfering with the reasonable comfort and enjoyment of other properties.