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The Iron Mountain City Council has approved amendments to the City Code of Ordinances regulating recreational marijuana establishments and the selection of license applicants within the City of Iron Mountain.
Chapter 14, Article VII, Section 14-310, addresses the purpose, intent, relationship to other laws, City liabilities and indemnification of recreational marijuana facilities. The following legislation will be effective on November 6, 2019.
Link to Article VII Recreational Marijuana Establishments
Chapter 74, Article IV, Section 74-433, addresses the establishment of certain types of recreational marijuana establishments in the City of Iron Mountain and provides for the adoption of reasonable restrictions to protect the public health, safety, general welfare of the community at large, character of neighborhood and business districts and mitigation of potential impacts on surrounding properties and persons. The following legislation will be effective on November 6, 2019.
Link to the Recreational Marijuana Zoning Ordinance
Applications will be scored competitively using a rubric similar to the medical marihuana facilities. A scoring rubric is a tool that will assign specific points for a specific list of criteria established by City Council. Click to view the rubric.
The period for submitting applications has now expired. Applications received will next go through the competitive selection process.
The ordinance allows for two retail establishments within the City. Establishments may hold more than one license type. The following licenses will be available: Two (2) retail licenses, two (2) grower, two (2) processor, unlimited safety compliance licenses, and unlimited secure transporter licenses. There are no licenses for micro-businesses, consumption establishments, or excess marijuana growers.
Applications require a non-refundable fee of $1,500. The deadline for submitting applications was December 23, 2019.
Please note: Potential applicants should study the ordinances and the rubric closely before applying. Applications will be scored "as submitted". Licenses will be awarded on a competitive basis using a scoring rubric. Application does not guarantee a license by the City and the application fee is not refundable to any applicant including unsuccessful applicants.