Lansing’s Cap Of Dispensaries Will Stand

A proposed cap of 48 medical marijuana dispensaries within Lansing city limits will stand.

A divided City Council approved the issue 5-3 Monday. Council members Eric Hewitt, Brian Jeffries and Carol Wood dissented. Application fees of $1,000 also were adopted, as was a $75 charge for each background check in addition to the main applicant.  Approval of the cap and fee schedule completes an ordinance regulating Lansing’s emerging medical marijuana industry. City leaders had recognized 48 dispensaries as operating before a moratorium on business licenses was enacted in December.  The moratorium ended July 1, but no new licenses were to be granted until council adopted the final pieces of its policy. Dispensary owners, who had until the end of last week to file a preliminary application, now can finalize their requests.

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If you have been charged with a crime related to medical marijuana contact Daniel Ambrose 248-808-3130 or  at


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