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 Office of the City Clerk will begin receiving applications on Monday, November 18, 2019 through 5:00 PM on Friday, December 13, 2019 for the following types:
- Provisioning Centers
- Secure Transporters
- Safety Compliance Facilities
- Grower Facilities
- Processor Facilities
All applicants MUST have received pre-qualification from the Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board in order to have their application considered. There are no exceptions. Applications will NOT be considered on a first-come-first-served basis. All applications will be reviewed once the application period is closed. The City of Portage reserves the right to alter the application deadline.
Those applicants interested in opening a Provisioning Center, Growing and/or Processing Facility are reminded of the 1,000-foot separation requirement from a variety of properties, which includes any currently operating provisioning center, growing or processing facility.
Applications must be submitted in person during normal city business hours (8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday) and must include a signed and completed application form, all attachments required in the application and the $5,000 permit fee.
2018-2019 Lottery Results: A lottery was held on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Portage City Hall for those applicants that qualified. Those applications successful in the lottery were:
Green Peak - 8542 Shaver Road
LE Battle Creek - 7812 Portage Road
LE Battle Creek - 4203 East Centre Avenue
Following is information related to business locations and status as of May 3, 2019:
Staff is no longer taking location eligibility inquiries via phone or in person. For location eligibility inquiries, please complete and submit the MMFLA Location Confirmation Form. This requires a $155 payment, per parcel. Staff will then follow-up with the request by indicating the parcel's eligibility.
For informational purposes, the following are maps of potential medical marihuana facility locations. These maps are considered approximate and all properties must be individually evaluated to ensure they meet ordinance requirements. For eligibility inquiries, it is strongly recommended that any interested party complete the above MMFLA Location Confirmation Form.