Ironwood, Cheboygan Allow Retail Cannabis Sales

September 28, 2020


Last week, two additional Michigan cities adopted recreational marijuana ordinances. 

Ironwood approved a recreational marijuana ordinance allowing a limited number of retail cannabis businesses within the city limits, as long as the businesses are not located near schools, parks, or churches. Only two permits will be issued for microbusiness, retailer, and each class of grower licenses. Safety compliance and secure transporter permits are unlimited. No consumption, event, or temporary permits will be issued under this ordinance. The Ironwood ordinance is set to go into effect on November 9. Application materials have not yet been finalized or released. 

The City of Cheboygan also approved its own marijuana ordinance on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. As with the Ironwood ordinance, cannabis establishments may not be located near schools and churches. Cheboygan has limited the available permits to six total. Testing facilities, processors, secure transporters, and safety compliance facilities, and each type of grower license are allowed up to five of those six permits. Retail sales may have up to six permits. No permits will be issued for designated consumption, microbusinesses, event, or temporary events. Current medical marijuana establishments will have the first chance to apply.   

If you need assistance in finding a location or applying for a marijuana permit in Ironwood or Cheboygan, contact John Mackewich at 419-346-4155 or at

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