Adult Use Cannabis Applications Submitted to the City Clerk's Office
The application process is extensive and robust, and requires a tremendous amount of documentation which must be vetted by a number of City departments, with a substantial review to be conducted by the City Clerk’s Office and investigations to be conducted by the Traverse City Police Department.
City Clerk Benjamin Marentette indicated, “The City of Traverse City appreciates the level of interest by the cannabis industry in locating their businesses within our community. My office specifically looks forward to working with these businesses and working as expeditiously as possible in reviewing the voluminous and required application documentation, in conjunction with a variety of City departments. While we aim to be expeditious, we’re also committed to being thorough and fair and also balancing this work with the other important work my team performs for the city organization. Having said that, I anticipate that we will be in the position to issue licenses by March 2023, rather than June 2023 as previously indicated since we will not have to use a competitive scoring process.”
The City Clerk could open up another application window in the future for adult use cannabis retail facilities. The City Clerk does not have an anticipated timeline for if and when additional applications would be accepted; however, in no event does the City Clerk intend on allowing additional applications until the existing applications have been reviewed and licenses are issued to eligible applicants from the initial batch.