MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- City leaders are expected to pass an ordinance later this month to regulate the use of medical marijuana. It outlines where and how much pot can be grown and includes fees for a license and mandatory city inspections.
The nine-page proposed medical marijuana ordinance would require caregivers, dispensary operations, and growers to obtain a license at city hall. There would also be a $1,500 application fee and cost $1,100 yearly to renew the license.
Muskegon City Manager Frank Peterson says the ordinance would bring the medical marijuana industry out of the shadows. He says fees are needed to cover the cost of inspections by city staff. "These would be inspections by our compliance team to make sure the rules are being complied with."
Caregivers, dispensaries, and grow locations could grow up to 72 plants in locations other than neighborhoods.