Draft Medical Marihuana Ordinances

The City of Kalamazoo is currently drafting three ordinances related to medical marihuana. In summary, the three proposed ordinances would:

  1. Amend the current City zoning code provisions permitting a registered caregiver under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act to operate as a home occupation so as to bring the ordinance in conformance with recent legislative and regulatory changes.
  2. Amend the City zoning code to define those zoning districts where proposed commercial medical marihuana facilities, as permitted by the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, may be located in the City.
  3. Amend the City code of ordinances to set licensing and operational standards for commercial medical marihuana facilities operating in the City.

Two public input sessions were held in July to obtain feedback on the proposals.  These ordinances will be presented to the Planning Commission and subsequently to the City Commission for consideration and possible adoption in September or October.

Medical Marihuana Public Forum Feedback

Proposed Ordinance Drafts:

Draft Maps (updated September 1, 2017):