Michigan cities that have opted in to allow adult-use cannabis dispensaries were the beneficiaries of $42.2 million, or 30% of the roughly $141 million in cannabis tax revenue generated statewide in fiscal 2021.
Traverse City, where roughly 16,000 people reside in the northwestern part of the state, could gain access to that shared fund in 2022.
The city’s planning commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. April 5 to review a drafted policy proposing to allow adult-use cannabis retailers in nine commercially zoned districts, the Traverse City Record-Eagle reported.
The proposed areas would allow anywhere from two to four licensed dispensaries per district, but retail facilities couldn’t be located within 1,000 feet of a school or publicly owned land, or in underdeveloped areas, per state law, according to the news outlet.
While the cumulative maximum number of dispensaries allowed in the proposed areas is 22, Mayor Pro Tem Amy Shamroe—who sat on the ad hoc committee that worked on the ordinance—is recommending a citywide limit of eight to 10 cannabis retailers, The Ticker reported.
A separate ordinance to define that citywide limit will be reviewed by the city commissioners at one of its upcoming meetings in