Medical Marijuana Informational Meetings

We hosted an informational meeting in March 2019, just prior to the application start date for core industry license types.

March 1, 2019 Practitioner Meeting

Agenda: Application process and timeline, MIVEDA, fees & refunds, final application preparation tasks
Audience: Prospective marijuana business owners and applicants

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Download full-page color slides(PDF, 851KB) or 3-per page handout(PDF, 454KB)


We also hosted several informational meetings in early January 2019 to help inform and clarify adopted ordinances and policies surrounding medical marijuana in Grand Rapids.

January 3, 2019 Practitioner Meeting

Agenda: Ordinance, timeline, Good Neighbor Plans, steps for applicants
Audience: Prospective marijuana business owners and applicants

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Public Meetings (January 3 and 4, 2019)

Agenda: Discussion of the ordinance, timeline, Good Neighbor Plans, role as neighbors
Audience: Citizens, neighborhood representatives, nearby business owners and business district representatives

Handouts/Items Discussed at January Meetings

Presentation Handouts: Practitioner meeting(PDF, 379KB) Public meetings(PDF, 430KB)
Infographic(PDF, 989KB)
Draft Good Neighbor Plan template(PDF, 268KB)
Special Land Use application(PDF, 283KB) (for core industry license types - growers, processors, provisioning centers)
Director Review application(PDF, 532KB) (for support industry license types - safety compliance and secure transport)
Supplemental application(PDF, 335KB) (for all license types)
MIVEDA Checklist
Map of Influence Areas(PDF, 179KB)
Link to MicroLBE policy (04-01) and list of companies - open "Equal Business Opportunities"
Marijuana fee refund policy (bottom of page 3)
Marijuana ordinance, as adopted and amended
2019 Planning Commission meeting calendar


We hosted an informational meeting in August 2018 to discuss the ordinance (which would later be amended).

August 8, 2018 Practitioner Meeting

Agenda: Ordinance, separation distances, data sources, expected timeline, community engagement
Audience: Prospective marijuana business owners and applicants

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