City of Ypsilanti, Michigan

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Medical Marijuana Regulations

Medical Marijuana Information

On December 7, 2010 City Council approved changes to amend the text of the Zoning Ordinance to define medical marijuana uses and determine appropriate locations and conditions for said uses.

Changes were made to the ordinance in three categories: caregiving as a home occupation, dispensary facilities and grow facilities.
Fact Sheets about these changes and the possible uses in these categories are available below:

Grow Facility Fact Sheet

Dispensary Fact Sheet

Home Occupation Fact Sheet

Ypsilanti City Council approved an ordinance related to the licensing of medical marijuana dispensaries and growing/manufacturing facilities on Tuesday, February 15, 2011.

Final Medical Marijuana Licensing Ordinance

Medical Marijuana Application

*Applications for medical marijuana licenses for dispensaries and growing/manufacturing facilities will be accepted beginning Friday, April 1, 2011 at 8:00am.    


The zoning ordinance requires that dispensaries and grow facilities be separated by 500 feet.  Additionally, dispensaries and grow facilities must be 1000 feet from schools. 

Licensed dispensaries or grow facilities are currently located in the following zones:

Zone 4- 1 Dispensary License

Zone 5 - 1 Dispensary License

Zone 7- 2 Dispensary Licenses

Zone 11- 1 Grow Facility License