Hazel Park Opts to Allow Medical Marijuana Businesses

Municipalities all over Michigan are deciding whether or not they will allow medical marijuana businesses to operate in their community. The city of Hazel Park, MI has opted in to Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act, and will begin accept applications for marijuana businesses from February 1st through the 28th.

The state is offering five different licenses: grower, processor, provisioning center (dispensary), safety compliance center and secure transporter. Grower licenses are split into Class A, B, and C, which allow for 500, 1000 and 1500 plants respectively.

Hazel Park will issue four of each type of license, and have posted their application and other required documents on the city website.

Grow operations will be permitted in industrial and manufacturing areas, which are largely on the north and east perimeters of the city. Provisioning centers will be allowed in local business districts along John R and 9 Mile, as well as the Chrysler Business district on the west side of 1-75. Secure transporters, safety compliance facilities and processors will be allowed in business, industrial and manufacturing zones.

Zoning ordinances require all marijuana facilities to be 500 ft from K-12 schools. No facilities will be allowed on John R between Tucker Avenue and Garfield Avenue unless by approved a special resolution of City Council.


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