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Medical Marijuana Licensing

January 2012 
The application period for medical marijuana licenses is now CLOSED. No new applications will be accepted until at least 2013. If new applications are to be accepted in the future, it will be posted here. Questions about medical marijuana may be emailed to Kristen Larcom ( in the City Attorney's office.
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December 15, 2011 The Medical Marijuana Licensing Board has requested that anyone interested in a medical marijuana license for a new business apply by the end of the year. 
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October 18, 2011 Dispensaries in operation before August 5, 2010 that are applying for a license are now required to apply for a Zoning Compliance Permit for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries (see September 30 update below) and apply for a Re-Occupation Permit before their license application will be accepted. The previous requirements stated that an approved Zoning Compliance Permit and approved Temporary Certificate of Occupancy must be attached to the license application.
Though the old application and checklist will still be accepted, revised versions of the application and checklist are available below that reflect these changes. The complete application packet is available from the City Clerk's office on the second floor of City Hall

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September 30, 2011 The following letter clarifying application requirements for a Zoning Compliance Permit for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries was mailed to known dispensaries today, and a PDF copy is available here. 

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September 8, 2011
Due to the recent Court of Appeals decision that medical marijuana cannot be sold through dispensaries (see HERE), applications are still being accepted for existing dispensaries, zoning compliance permits, and re-occupancy permits, but once received they are being placed on hold pending clarification of the court ruling.
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The Ann Arbor City Council approved zoning and licensing regulations concerning Medical Marijuana land uses on June 20, 2011.  Links to these ordinances, which go into effect on August 22, 2011, are provided below. 

Medical marijuana dispensaries known to the City were mailed a letter on July 1, 2011 requesting proof of operations prior to August 5, 2010 (the date the moratorium on new medical marijuana businesses went into effect). A followup letter was mailed out August 3, 2011.

Medical Marijuana Dispensary License Application forms for dispensaries in operation before August 5, 2010 will be available from the City Clerk's office on the 2nd floor of Larcom City Hall, 301 East Huron Street, beginning at 1pm on August 22.

The application fee for Medical Marijuana Dispensary License Applications is $600. The license fee has not yet been set by City Council.

Last Updated: December 19, 2012

Quick Links:

Zoning Ordinance (pdf) 

Licensing Ordinance (pdf)


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