Medical Marihuana Program

The City of Niles City Council has opted into the State's Medical Marihuana program. 

The City of Niles is accepting applications for additional grow, processing, transport and/or testing facilities that would be compliant with the State of Michigan's and the City of Niles' Medical Marihuana Programs.

Designated Consumption Centers, Microbusinesses, Provisioning Centers, and licenses in the Niles Industrial Park are only available when Requests for Proposals are issued by the City’s Community Development Department due to the limited number of licenses available. Please keep an eye on our Bids & Proposals page for open calls for proposals, located here.  

Interested business owners should plan to apply by providing the following items in one (1) hardcopy and PDF, to the City of Niles to the attention of the Community Development Director:

1. The company's submitted State application for a medical marijuana facility (please do not provide tax returns and bank statements)
2. The company's Notice of Prequalification Status with the State of Michigan, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
3. A non-refundable fee of $2500.00

Upon acceptance into Phase 2 City of Niles, Medical Marihuana Facility selection process we will require:

1. Proof of ownership or authorization to use the property for a medical marihuana facility 
a. A notarized Statement from the owner authorizing the use of the property for a medical marihuana facility, if the applicant is not the owner of the proposed licensed premises;
b. A document reflecting the applicant's rights to purchase or lease, the proposed licensed premises; 

Incomplete applications and fees will be accepted, but not considered eligible until all documents and fees are submitted at which time a final note of completion will be placed on the application. 

All fees are non-refundable and additional fees and documents will be required if approved for the City's Medical Marihuana Program.

Medical Marihuana Ordinance

City of Niles Marihuana Program Zoning Requirements

Medical Marihuana  Zoning Overlay Map

If you have questions, please email no phone calls, please.

*This means that the marihuana vendors have applied for the State license and are at least prequalified with the State but awaiting licensing by the State of Michigan before they can complete their local approvals process and open for business. 

Ordinances Pertaining to Marihuana Establishments
Code of Ordinances website available here

Ordinance No. 481 Ordinance No. 482 Ordinance No. 483
Ordinance No. 486 Ordinance No. 488 Ordinance No. 491
Ordinance No. 492 Ordinance No. 507 Ordinance No. 508