Lansing City Clerk begins Phase 2 of Medical Marijuana Provisioning Center licensing
In compliance with the City of Lansing Medical Marijuana Ordinance, Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope stated the process will started with a thirty-day written comment period on Nov. 15. “There are lots of lessons that we have learned from doing this the first time in how the checklist and application is laid out, said Swope. “By receiving input from the public, especially past applicants, we can improve the process so that it can be done more efficiently and meet patient needs.”
There are 5 different types of licenses available: Provisioning Center, Safety Compliance, Processor, Secure Transporter and Grower Facility. All 5 require a license from the City of Lansing and the State of Michigan to operate legally.
An application acceptance period will be available Feb. 13, 2019 with the last day of submission Friday, March 15.
Currently the City of Lansing has reviewed over 100 applications within the City for grows, provisioning, processors, safety compliance and secure transport. Applications for the Safety Compliance, Processor, Secure Transporter and Grower Facility are still being accepted.
The ordinance doesn’t limit the number of licenses for growing, testing, processing and secure transport of medical marijuana so a conditional license will be available immediately upon completion of the review process. This type of business, however, will not be able to operate until they receive the additional approval from the State of Michigan and a certificate of occupancy.
A web page has been created to guide the public and potential applicants in understanding the approval process. Resources including background check forms and applications will be available at the website.