Is there a limit to the number of retailers or micro-cultivators a town or city can have?

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A municipality must approve zoning to allow for cannabis establishments, including retailers and micro-cultivators, to operate in their community. For information about zoning restrictions or approvals in a particular municipality, please contact that municipality directly.


There is no population-based cap for the number of retailers or micro-cultivators a town may have.


Section 9 of Public Act 22-103 removed the population cap for the number of retailers and micro-cultivators in a municipality initially included in Section 148 of Public Act 21-1.


A municipality may prohibit specific or all types of cannabis establishments within their town or city, regardless of its population. For example, a municipality may decide that they will not allow for a licensed adult-use cannabis retailer in their town or city. This means that no matter how big the town or city is, no retailer may operate there because the municipality has not allowed for a retailer in their community.


Municipalities are not allowed to prohibit a delivery service from delivering cannabis to a qualifying patient or adult consumer within their community.  


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