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The adopted regulatory ordinance amendments took effect on June 16, 2021. The adopted zoning ordinance amendments took effect on June 23, 2021.
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The existing ordinance permits five (5) provisioning centers and one (1) safety compliance facility. The first three (3) marihuana retailer applicants (1921B Hilton, 2625 Hilton, and 1551 Academy) currently have State issued licenses and City issued Certificates of Occupancy. The two (2) latest medical marihuana provisioning center applicants (642 E. 9 Mile, 925 E. Drayton) have received their respective Certificates of Occupancy, received their State issued licenses, and opened as of July 2021.
The existing ordinance permits one (1) safety compliance facility. The safety compliance facility at 2321 Wolcott received a Certificate of Occupancy and State issued license in July 2021.
Do I need a current pre-qualification (Step 1) approval letter under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, Initiated Law 1 of 2018, as amended, being MCL 333.27956, that allows the licensee to operate as a marihuana retailer to apply for a City of Ferndale marihuana retailer permit?
Yes, as noted in Chapter 7-413 (h), a current pre-qualification (Step 1) under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, Initiated Law 1 of 2018, as amended, being MCL 333.27956, that allows the licensee to operate as a marihuana retailer is a requirement of the application. The pre-qualification (Step 1) approval letter does not need to be from an existing operation in the City of Ferndale.
The criteria that City Council used to review applications is listed on the application and the regulatory ordinance Chapter 7-412, (f).
The application fee for a marihuana retailer permit is $5,000. The fee is non-refundable and payable to the City of Ferndale by check.
A marihuana retailer shall not be allowed within 500 feet of an educational institution, nursery school, or child care center, or another marihuana retailer facility, provisioning center or medical marihuana facility. The distance requirement shall not apply to a safety compliance facility. This distance requirement shall not apply to a marihuana retailer licensee that has a provisioning center license and is trying to co-locate at a single location. The distance requirement includes educational institutions, nursery schools, or child care centers, or marihuana retailer facilities, provisioning centers, or medical marihuana facilities in adjacent communities. The current distance map can be found at this link.
M-1 (Limited Industrial), M-2 (General Industrial), OS (Office Service). A City zoning map can be found at this link.
The existing medical marihuana facility is able to continue to operate under the terms of their special land use approval.
The City cannot give advice regarding speculative purchasing of property.