On April 4, 2018, amendments to the City of Portage Code of Ordinances Chapters 14 and 42 went into effect. These ordinances assist in the regulation and licensing of medical marihuana facilities within the City of Portage.
The specific ordinances related to medical marihuana are available:
Application Information: The City of Portage is not accepting applications for Medical Marihuana facilities at this time.
The Office of the Portage City Clerk accepted applications for Medical Marihuana Facility Provisional Permits for Growers and Processers between June 18, 2018 and July 20, 2018.
The application period for Secure Transporters, Safety/Compliance Facilities and Provisioning Centers will open at a later date to be announced. Parties interested in licensing of these other facility types are encouraged to review the city’s application forms and materials to begin preparing an application.
Applicants must be pre-qualified by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs prior to submitting an application to the City of Portage. There are no exceptions. Applications must be submitted in person during normal city business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday) and must include a signed and complete application form, all attachments required in the application and the $5,000 permit fee.
After the initial June 18 to July 20 application window is closed, the City of Portage anticipates opening another application window for Growers and Processors in the 2019 calendar year.
View Facility Locations: Maps of potential facility locations have been prepared by the Department of Community Development The maps are for reference only and the City of Portage makes no guarantee that any property or real estate transaction based on the maps will result in the property qualifying for use as a medical marihuana facility. Questions regarding the viability of a property as a potential site for a medical marihuana facility should be directed to the Department of Community Development at (269) 329-4466.