Michigan: Port Huron City Council approves ordinance allowing, regulating cannabis establishments

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.

Read more at. https://www.thetimesherald.com/story/news/2020/09/29/port-huron-city-council-approves-allowing-marijuana-businesses/3567698001/

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