Marijuana advocates in Mt. Pleasant won’t be seeing any new cannabis businesses in the city any time soon.
On Monday, September 13, the Michigan Court of Appeals blocked a petition to increase the number of marijuana businesses in the city from three to ten. The court said the petitions used to gather signatures had technical flaws. If it had been upheld, it would have put a proposal on the ballot for November. Instead, the court has ordered the Mt. Pleasant City Clerk to immediately rescind the petition’s certification of the ballot language to the Isabella County Clerk.
The campaign to increase the number of cannabis businesses began after challenges to how the city gave out its three licenses were unsuccessful.