Ypsilanti will soon be issuing licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries.
City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday night allowing for the licensing of medical marijuana dispensaries and growing facilities. Anyone can now apply for a license although the 60-day moratorium is still in place. Applications for new facilities will be accepted in 45 days. There is a non-refundable $2,500 application fee. The City won’t cash the check or deposit the application fee unless actively reviewing it.
After the 45 days, applications that meet the established criteria will be accepted, date stamped and the fee will be accepted. Among a host of other requirements, the application requires information that will be used for a background check; a map showing the building is more than 1,000 feet from a school and 500 feet from another dispensary, as required by the zoning ordinance; security plan description and proof of insurance for fire damage, with a minimum of $500,000 worth of coverage.
Applications for licenses within the same 500-foot zone will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and processed one at a time.