Michigan has successfully legalized recreational marijuana. The state is now 10th in the nation and first in the Midwest to do so.

However, the new law has not stopped communities across the state from creating prohibitions on recreational and medical marijuana businesses. 

Since Proposal 1's passing, municipalities and townships have been deciding if marijuana businesses will be allowed within their jurisdictions. 

A number of communities have allowed the businesses, and are also working to boot the vast majority of misdemeanor pot cases currently on the desk's of county prosecutors -- however, many communities have opted out allowing the businesses to exist within their borders.

LARA's communication manager, David Harn, noted that communities are not required to let them know they are opting out of allowing the businesses under Prop 1, but that LARA officials requested communities do. This is not an official list, these are just the communities who have contacted LARA to opt of the business side of Prop 1, Harn said.

Some communities not listed here include Wyoming, Spring Lake, Grand Haven and Hudsonville. Crockery Township was on the fence about whether they were going to ban recreational marijuana businesses or not.

Municipality (County)

  • Cheshire Township (Allegan)    
  • Overisel Township (Allegan)
  • Three Oaks Township (Berrien)
  • Coldwater Township (Branch)
  • Newberg Township (Cass)
  • Volinia Township (Cass)
  • Sault Ste Marie (Chippewa)
  • Dallas Township (Clinton)
  • Essex Township (Clinton)
  • Greenbush Township (Clinton)
  • Delta Township (Eaton)
  • Ironwood (Gogebic)
  • Hillsdale (Hillsdale)
  • Ingham Township (Ingham)
  • Williamston (Ingham)
  • Portland (Ionia)
  • Caspian (Iron)
  • Nottawa Township (Isabella)
  • Brady Township (Kalamazoo)
  • Charleston Township (Kalamazoo)
  • Portage (Kalamazoo)
  • Prairie Ronde Township (Kalamazoo)
  • Ada Township (Kent)
  • Almont Township (Lapeer)
  • Cleveland Township (Leelanau)
  • Fairfield Township (Lenawee)
  • Tecumseh (Lenawee)
  • Brighton Charter Township (Livingston)
  • Green Oak Charter Township (Livingston)
  • Iosco Township (Livingston)
  • Oceola Township (Livingston)
  • Pentland Township (Luce)
  • Armada, Village of (Macomb)
  • Chesterfield Charter Township (Macomb)
  • Harrison Charter Township (Macomb)
  • Richmond Township (Macomb)
  • Frenchtown Charter Township (Monroe)
  • Monroe (Monroe)
  • Ashland Township (Newaygo)
  • Fremont (Newaygo)
  • Milford, Village of (Oakland)
  • Northville (Oakland)
  • Grant Township (Oceana)
  • Carrollton Township (Saginaw)
  • Bridgehampton Township (Sanilac)
  • Brown City (Sanilac)
  • Carsonville, Village of (Sanilac)
  • Elmer Township (Sanilac)
  • Flynn Township (Sanilac)
  • Lamotte Township (Sanilac)
  • Maple Valley Township (Sanilac)
  • Marlette (Sanilac)
  • Melvin, Village of (Sanilac)
  • Minden Township (Sanilac)
  • Port Sanilac, Village of (Sanilac)
  • Sandusky (Sanilac)
  • Speaker Township (Sanilac)
  • Washington Township (Sanilac)
  • Watertown Township (Sanilac)
  • Algonac (St. Clair)
  • Burtchville Township (St. Clair)
  • Casco Township (St. Clair)
  • Columbus Township (St. Clair)
  • Kenockee Township (St. Clair)
  • Richmond (St. Clair)
  • St. Clair, City of (St. Clair)
  • St. Clair Township (St. Clair)
  • Mottville Township (St. Joseph)
  • Nottawa Township (St. Joseph)
  • Sherman Township (St. Joseph)
  • Sturgis Township (St. Joseph)
  • Tuscola Township (Tuscola)
  • Geneva Township (Van Buren)
  • Allen Park (Wayne)
  • Grosse Pointe (Wayne)
  • Plymouth (Wayne)
  • Riverview (Wayne)

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