Medical Marijuana Application Process

Application forms can be downloaded from the Forms page, which also contains a link to the online application form.

Applications should be submitted either via the online application form, or in person using printed forms, attachments, and a digital copy of all application materials.

For the First Round of Applications Received

Order of Consideration

Core industry applications received between Monday, March 4, 2019 8 a.m. EST and Friday, March 15, 2019 4 p.m. EDT will be reviewed for completeness and entered into a draw to set order of consideration by the Planning Commission. No land use rights will be conferred by the draw.

Scheduled Draw Date

Updated Date

Friday, April 26, 2019 2:00 pm EDT

Note: As of 3/25/19 this date and location was updated. The draw was previously scheduled for April 12, 2019. It is now scheduled for Friday, April 26, 2019.


The draw is currently scheduled for Friday, April 26, 2019 2:00 pm EDT in the public hearing room on the second floor of the Grand Rapids Development Center.

Development Center Public Hearing Room
1120 Monroe Avenue NW
2nd Floor
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Drawing Live Stream

The drawing will also be livestreamed on the City's Facebook page. The video will go live on the page at the date and time of the drawing.

Watch Live

Draw Order

Applications will be drawn in this order:

  1. Complete applications with 8 of 8 verified MIVEDA conditions
  2. Complete applications with 7 of 8 verified MIVEDA conditions
  3. Then 6 of 8 and so on

The draw only sets the order of consideration by the Planning Commission, subject to influence areas. Land use rights are only conferred by Planning Commission approval.

Influence Areas

Applications in the same influence area will not be considered by the Planning Commission at the same meeting.

Influence Area Map(PDF, 179KB)

How Influence Areas Work

Application Status Details

As we receive applications, we'll post some application information on the main Medical Marijuana page.

Details Posted to Website

  • Address of Proposed Facility
  • Type of Facility
  • Separation Distance (Once in Effect)
  • Application Status
  • Influence Area
  • Draw Result (once draw takes place)
  • Date of Hearing (once scheduled)
  • Possibly more details