Marihuana

Recreational Marihuana

In November of 2017, the City of Ypsilanti opted-in to the MMFLA, capping the number and type of facilities at three growing/processing facilities and seven provisioning centers. The City of Ypsilanti also opted-in to the RMLA on October 15, 2019. This legislation opens up additional uses in the city.

The 2020 application form is available HERE

Old application forms will not be accepted. Applications will only be accepted via USPS, UPS, FedEx or other delivery service and no applications will be taken in person. Applications will be due on March 4, 2020 by 4pm. Questions on the marihuana application process will only be accepted until February 14, 2020 at the email address feedback@cityofypsilanti.com and the responses will be published on the city website on February 21, 2020. City staff will not be able to answer questions over the phone or in person on a marihuana application. Applications will be scored based on the criteria that is outlined in the application against all applications regardless of use and the final score for all facilities will be published on the city’s website within 45 days of the submission period. Once the applications are scored, the highest scoring application will be contacted first and so on. Prior to processing an application for a permit, we will contact the applicant to confirm ongoing interest and obtain the application fee. All applications will be confidential until the permits are granted and then they will be subject to the Freedom of Information Act with the appropriate information redacted.

Medical Marihuana

No Licenses Available
In 2017, City Council approved an ordinance to cap the number of provisioning centers and grow facility licenses that could be issued. At this time there are no licenses available for either category.

Ordinance Changes
City Council approved changes to amend the text of the Zoning Ordinance in 2011 to define medical marijuana uses and determine appropriate locations and conditions for said uses.

Changes were made to the ordinance in three categories:
          Cultivation, including Class A, Class B, and Class C.
          Provisioning Center

Medical Marijuana Dispensary & Grow Facilities
The zoning ordinance requires that dispensaries and grow facilities be separated by 500 feet. Additionally, dispensaries and grow facilities must be 1,000 feet from schools.

Medical Marijuana Home Occupation
One state registered caregiver per parcel may be permitted to grow medical marijuana as a home occupation in a single family home. Please see the Medical Marijuana Home Occupation fact sheet for more information.

Visit the Permit Center for a complete list of medical marijuana applications and permits. 
 For further information, please contact us at 734-483-9646.