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Village of Cassopolis, MI
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[Added 12-25-2019 by Ord. No. 258]
A. 
This article to implements the provisions of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, Public Act 281 of 2016, which authorizes the licensing and regulation of commercial medical marihuana facilities and affords the Village the option whether or not to allow commercial medical marihuana facilities; to regulate commercial medical marihuana facilities by requiring a permit and compliance with requirements as provided in this article, in order to maintain the public health, safety and general welfare of the community at large; retain the character of neighborhoods; and mitigate potential impacts on surrounding properties and persons.
B. 
Nothing in this article is intended to grant immunity from criminal or civil prosecution, penalty, or sanction for the cultivation, manufacture, possession, use, sale, or distribution of marijuana, in any form, that is not in compliance with the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, Initiated Law 1 of 2008, MCLA § 333.26421 et seq.; the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, MCLA § 333.27101 et seq.; the Marihuana Tracking Act, MCLA § 333.27901 et seq.; and all other applicable rules promulgated by the state of Michigan.
C. 
As of the effective date of this article, marijuana remains classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance under the Federal Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. § 801 et seq., which makes it unlawful to manufacture, distribute, or dispense marijuana, or process marijuana with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense marijuana. Nothing in this article is intended to grant immunity from any criminal prosecution under federal laws.
For the purposes of this article:
A. 
Any term defined by the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, MCLA § 333.26421 et seq., shall have the definition given in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act.
B. 
Any term defined by the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, MCLA § 333.27101 et seq., shall have the definition given in the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.
C. 
Any term defined by the Marihuana Tracking Act, MCLA § 333.27901 et seq., shall have the definition given in the Marihuana Tracking Act.
GROWER
A licensee that is a commercial and/or agricultural entity located in this state that cultivates, dries, trims, or cures and packages marihuana for sale to a processor or provisioning center.
LICENSEE
A person holding a state operating license issued under the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, MCLA § 333.27101 et seq.
MARIJUANA FACILITY
Enterprise at a specific location at which a licensee is licensed to operate under the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, MCLA § 333.27101 et seq., including a marijuana grower, marijuana processor, marijuana provisioning center, marijuana secure transporter, or marijuana safety compliance facility. The term does not include or apply to a "primary caregiver" or "caregiver" as those terms are defined in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, MCLA § 333.26421 et seq.
MARIJUANA or MARIHUANA
That term as defined in the Public Health Code, MCLA § 333.1101 et seq.; the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, MCLA § 333.26421 et seq.; the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, MCLA § 333.27101 et seq.; and the Marihuana Tracking Act, MCLA § 333.27901 et seq.
PERMIT
A current and valid permit for a commercial medical marihuana facility issued under this article, which shall be granted to a permit holder only for and limited to a specific permitted premises and a specific permitted property.
PERMIT HOLDER
The person that holds a current and valid permit issued under this article.
PERMITTED PREMISES
The particular building or buildings within which the permit holder will be authorized to conduct the facility's activities pursuant to the permit.
PERMITTED PROPERTY
The real property comprised of a lot, parcel or other designated unit of real property upon which the permitted premises is situated.
PERMITTEE
A person holding a Village of Cassopolis operating permit issued under the provisions of this article.
PERSON
An individual, corporation, limited-liability company, partnership, limited partnership, limited-liability partnership, limited-liability limited partnership, or other legal entity.
PROCESSOR
A licensee that is a commercial entity located in Michigan that purchases marihuana from a Grower and that extracts resin from the marihuana or creates a marihuana-infused product for sale and transfer in packaged form to a provisioning center.
PROVISIONING CENTER
A licensee that is a commercial entity located in Michigan that purchases marihuana from a Grower or processor and sells, supplies, or provides marihuana to registered qualifying patients, directly or through the patients' registered primary caregivers. Provisioning center includes any commercial property where marihuana is sold at retail to registered qualifying patients or registered primary caregivers. A noncommercial location used by a primary caregiver to assist a qualifying patient connected to the caregiver in accordance with the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, MCLA § 333.26421 et seq., is not a provisioning center for the purposes of this article.
SAFETY COMPLIANCE FACILITY
A licensee that is a commercial entity that receives marihuana from a marihuana facility or registered primary caregiver, tests it for contaminants and for tetrahydrocannabinol and other cannabinoids, returns the test results, and may return the marihuana to the marihuana facility.
SECURE TRANSPORTER
A licensee that is a commercial entity located in this state that stores marihuana and transports marihuana between marihuana facilities for a fee.
A. 
The maximum number of each type of marihuana facility allowed in the Village of Cassopolis shall be as follows:
Facility
Number
Grower:
Class A: 500 marijuana plants
2
Class B: 1,000 marijuana plants
2
Class C: 1,500 marijuana plants
2
Processor
2
Secure transporter
2
Provisioning center
2
Safety compliance facility
2
B. 
At least every year after adoption of this article, Village Council shall review the maximum number of each type of marihuana facility allowed and determine whether this maximum number should be changed. The review and its findings shall be recorded in the minutes of the relevant meeting of the Village Council.
C. 
A nonrefundable fee shall be paid by each marihuana facility permitted under this article in an annual amount of not more than $5,000 as set by resolution of the Village of Cassopolis Council.
A. 
No person shall operate a marihuana facility in the Village of Cassopolis without a valid marijuana facility permit issued by the Village of Cassopolis pursuant to the provisions of this article. Application for each medical marihuana facility permit required by this article shall be made, in writing, to the Village Clerk, and must be approved by the Village Council after receiving recommendation submitted by the Planning Commission, and approved by the State of Michigan, prior to commencing operation. Upon the expiration of an existing permit, a permit will be renewed by the Village of Cassopolis for one year if 1) there are no uncured administrative and/or legal violations in the prior year, including no taxes owed; 2) the applicant has paid the annual permit fee for the renewal period; 3) any stakeholder changes have been fully disclosed to the Village of Cassopolis; and 4) the applicant has paid and received the renewal of its state license.
B. 
An application for a medical marihuana facility permit required by this article shall contain the following:
(1) 
The appropriate nonrefundable permit application fee in the amount determined by the Village of Cassopolis.
(2) 
If the applicant is an individual, the applicant's name, date of birth, social security numbers, physical address including residential and any business address(s) attached to the individual, copy of government-issued photo identification, email address, and one or more phone numbers, including emergency contact information, and, if applicable, federal employer identification number;
(3) 
If the applicant is not an individual, the names, dates of birth, social security numbers, physical addresses, including residential and any business address(es), copy of government-issued photo identification, email addresses, and one or more phone numbers of each stakeholder and/or general partners of the applicant, including designation of the highest ranking stakeholder and/or general partner as an emergency contact person and contain information for the emergency contact person, articles of incorporation, assumed name registration documents, Internal Revenue Service SS-4, employer identification number confirmation letter(s), and a copy of the operating agreement of the applicant, if a limited-liability company copy, of the partnership agreement, if a partnership, or a copy of the bylaws or shareholder agreement, if a corporation;
(4) 
The name and address of the proposed medical marihuana facility and any additional contact information deemed necessary and requested by the Village.
(5) 
For the applicant, for each stakeholder and/or general partner of the applicant, an affirmation under oath as to whether they are at least 21 years of age and have never been indicted for, charged with, arrested, for, or convicted of, pled guilty or nolo contendere to, forfeited bail concerning, or had expunged any criminal offense under the laws of any jurisdiction, either felony or controlled-substance -related misdemeanor, not including traffic violations, regardless of whether the offense has been expunged, pardoned, reversed on appeal or otherwise, including the date, name and location of the court, arresting agency, and prosecuting agency, the case caption, the docket number, the offense, the disposition, and the location and length of incarceration.
(6) 
Before hiring a prospective agent or employee of the applicant, the holder of a permit shall conduct a background check of the prospective employee. If the background check indicates a pending charge or conviction within the past 10 years for a controlled-substance-related felony, the applicant shall not hire the prospective employee or agent without written permission from the Village Council.
(7) 
A signed release authorizing the Village of Cassopolis Police Department to perform a criminal background check to ascertain whether the applicant, each stakeholder of the applicant, each managerial employee and employee of the applicant meet the criteria set forth in this article, the cost of which will be charged to the applicant;
(8) 
The name, date of birth, physical address (residential and any business address(es), copy of photo identification, and email address for any managerial employee or employee of the medical marihuana facility, if other than the applicant;
(9) 
An affirmation under oath as to whether the applicant or stakeholder has ever applied for or has been granted any commercial license or certificate issued by a licensing authority in Michigan or any other jurisdiction that has been denied, restricted, suspended, revoked, or not renewed and a statement describing the facts and circumstances concerning the application, denial, restriction, suspension, revocation, or nonrenewal, including the licensing authority, the date each action was taken, and the reason for each action;
(10) 
One of the following: a) proof of ownership of the entire premises wherein the medical marihuana facility is to be operated; or b) written consent from the property owner for use of the premises in a manner requiring a permit under this article along with a copy of the lease for the premises;
(11) 
Proof of an adequate premises liability and casualty insurance policy in the amount not exceeding the requirements addressed in the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act or applicable state laws, covering the medical marihuana facility and naming the Village of Cassopolis as an additional insured party, available for the payment of any damages arising out of an act or omission of the applicant or its stakeholders, agents, employees, or subcontractors;
(12) 
A description of the security plan for the medical marihuana facility, including, but not limited to, any lighting, alarms, barriers, recording/monitoring devises, and/or security guard arrangements proposed for the facility and premises. The security plan must contain the specification details of each piece of security equipment;
(13) 
A crisis response plan;
(14) 
A floor plan of the medical marihuana facility, as well as a scale diagram illustrating the property upon which the medical marihuana facility is to be operated, including all available parking spaces, and specifying which parking spaces, if any, are handicapped-accessible, and the location of the material safety data sheets and any chemical storage;
(15) 
A list of any chemicals being stored on the premises;
(16) 
An affidavit that neither the applicant nor any stakeholder of the applicant is in default to the Village. Specifically, that the applicant or stakeholder of the applicant has not failed to pay any property taxes, special assessments, fines, fee or other financial obligations to the Village.
(17) 
An affidavit that the transfer of marihuana to and from medical marihuana facilities shall be in compliance with the MMMA and the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act or other applicable state laws;
(18) 
A staffing plan;
(19) 
Any proposed text or graphical materials to be shown on the exterior of the proposed medical marihuana facility;
(20) 
A patient education plan where applicable;
(21) 
A business plan which contains, but is not limited to, the applicant's experience in operating other similarly permitted or licensed businesses and the applicants' general business management experience;
(22) 
A location area map of the medical marihuana facility and surrounding area that identifies the relative locations and the distances (closest property line to the subject medical marihuana facility's building) from the subject medical marihuana facility to the closest real property comprising a public or private elementary, vocational or secondary school;
(23) 
A facility sanitation plan to protect against any marihuana being ingested by any person or animal, indicating how the waste will be stored and disposed of, and how any marihuana will be rendered unusable upon disposal. Disposal by on-site burning or introduction in the sewerage system is prohibited;
(24) 
Verification, with copies of actual bank statements, showing that the applicant has liquid funds in the applicant's name in the amount needed to complete the medical marihuana facility in immediately available funds;
(25) 
As it relates to a grower facility, the following additional items shall be required:
(a) 
A grower plan that includes at a minimum a description of the grower methods to be used, including plans for the growing mediums, treatments and/or additives;
(b) 
A production testing plan that includes at a minimum a description of how and when samples for laboratory testing by a state-approved safety compliance facility will be selected, what type of testing will be requested, and how the test results will be used;
(c) 
An affidavit that all operations will be conducted in conformance with MMMA, the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act or other applicable state laws and such operations shall be cultivated on the premises at any one time more than the permitted number of marihuana plants per the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, as amended, and the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act;
(d) 
A chemical and pesticide storage plan that states the names of chemicals and pesticides to be used in the grower and where and how pesticides and chemicals will be stored in the facility, along with a plan for the disposal of unused pesticides and chemicals;
(e) 
All growing must be performed within an enclosed locked facility, which may include indoors or in an enclosed greenhouse.
C. 
Upon receipt of a completed medical marihuana facility permit application meeting the requirements of this article and confirmation that the number of existing permits does not exceed the maximum number established by this article, the Village of Cassopolis Clerk shall refer a copy of the application to each of the following for their review and approval: the Village Attorney or their designee, the Police Department or their designee, the Fire Department or their designee, the Building Department, the Zoning Administrator and the Village Treasurer or their designee. Once applications are verified by each department to be sufficiently complete and comprehensive, and no sooner, the Village Clerk shall forward the applications to the Planning Commission for review and recommendations to the Village Council.
D. 
No application shall be approved unless:
(1) 
The Fire Department or designee and the Building Department have inspected the plans of the proposed location for compliance with all laws for which they are charged with enforcement;
(2) 
The applicant, each stakeholder of the applicant, and the managerial employees and employees of the applicant have passed a criminal background check conducted by the Village of Cassopolis Police Department;
(3) 
The Zoning Administrator has confirmed that the proposed location complies with the Zoning Ordinance;
(4) 
The Village Treasurer or their designee has confirmed that the applicant and each stakeholder of the applicant are not in default to the Village;
(5) 
The Village Attorney or their designee has completed a detailed review of the medical marihuana facility application from compliance with the applicable state laws and Village Ordinances;
E. 
If written approval is given by each individual or department identified in Subsection D(1) through (5), the Village Clerk shall submit the application to the Planning Commission for recommendation to the Village Council for the issuing of a permit to the applicant. All permits issued are contingent upon the State of Michigan issuing a license for the operation under state law.
F. 
Permittees shall report any other change in the information required by § 370-454B above to the Village within 10 days of the change. Fees shall be set by Council resolution for any stakeholder added after the original application is filed.
A. 
A medical marijuana facility permit shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance, unless revoked as provided by law.
B. 
A valid medical marijuana facility permit may be renewed on an annual basis by submitting a renewal application upon a form provided by the Village of Cassopolis and payment of the annual permit fee. Application to renew a marijuana facility permit shall be filed at least 30 days prior to the date of its expiration.
C. 
The renewal application for a medical marihuana permit shall be subject to the same scrutiny and evaluation process as the inaugural permit application.
A. 
The Village Council shall assess all applications referred to it by the Planning Commission pursuant to §§ 370-454 and 370-455.
B. 
In its application deliberations, the Village Council shall assess each application in each of the following categories:
(1) 
The applicant's experience in operating other similarly permitted or licensed business.
(2) 
The applicant's general business management experience.
(3) 
The applicant's general business reputation.
(4) 
The integrity, moral character, and reputation; personal and business probity; financial ability and experience; and responsibility or means to operate or maintain a medical marihuana facility.
(5) 
The financial ability of the applicant to purchase and maintain adequate liability and casualty insurance.
(6) 
The sources and total amount of the applicant's capitalization to operate and maintain the proposed medical marihuana facility.
(7) 
Whether the applicant or stakeholder has been indicted for, charged with, arrested for, or convicted of, pled guilty or nolo contendere to, forfeited bail concerning, or had expunged any relevant criminal offense under the laws of any jurisdiction, either felony or misdemeanor, not including traffic violations, regardless of whether the offense has been expunged, pardoned, or reversed on appeal or otherwise.
(8) 
Past convictions of the applicant or stakeholder involving any of the following, but not limited to:
(a) 
Gambling;
(b) 
Prostitution;
(c) 
Weapons;
(d) 
Violence;
(e) 
Tax evasion;
(f) 
Fraudulent activity; and
(g) 
Serious moral turpitude.
(9) 
A felony or misdemeanor of such nature that it may impair the ability of the applicant or stakeholder to operate a licensed business in a safe and competent manner.
(10) 
Whether the applicant or stakeholder or any business entity in which the applicant or stakeholder has or had an ownership interest has filed, or had filed against it, a proceeding for bankruptcy within the past seven years.
(11) 
Whether the applicant or stakeholder has been served with a complaint or other notice filed with any public body regarding payment of any tax required under federal, state, or local law that has been delinquent for one or more years.
(12) 
Whether the applicant or stakeholder has a history of noncompliance with any regulatory requirements in this state or any other jurisdiction.
(13) 
As it is related to operation of a provisioning center, the applicant's type of service and product that will be offered and the overall theme and atmosphere of the proposed provisioning center.
C. 
The Village Council shall assess each application within the aforementioned categories as described in § 370-456B(1) through (13) and may issue a license to the applicant if an applicant has satisfactorily met all requirements.
A. 
To the extent permissible, all information submitted in conjunction with an application for a permit or permit renewal required by this article is confidential and exempt from disclosure under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, 1976 PA 442, MCLA § 15.231 et seq.
B. 
Permittees may transfer a permit issued under this article to a different location upon receiving written approval from the Village. In order to receive approval to transfer a permit location, the permittee must make a written request to the Village Clerk, indicating the current permit location and the proposed permit location. Upon receiving the written request, the Village Clerk shall refer a copy of the written request to each of the following for their approval: the Fire Department or their designee, the Building Department, the Police Department or their designee, the Zoning Administrator, the Planning Commission and the Village Council. No permit transfer shall be approved unless each such individual or department gives written approval that the permittee and the proposed permit location meet the standards identified in this article.
C. 
Permittees may transfer a permit issued under this article to a different individual or entity upon receiving written approval by the Village Clerk. In order to request approval to transfer a permit to a different individual or entity, the permittee must make a written request to the Village Clerk indicating the current permittee and the proposed permittee. Upon receiving the written request, the Village Clerk shall consider the request as a new application for a permit and the procedures set forth in §§ 370-453, 370-454, 370-455, and 370-456 shall be followed.
D. 
The permittee shall report any other change in the information required by this article to the Village Clerk within 10 business days of the change. Failure to do so may result in suspension or revocation of the permit.
The following minimum standards for provision centers shall apply:
A. 
No provisioning center shall be open between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.;
B. 
Consumption of marihuana shall be prohibited on the premises of a provisioning center, and a sign shall be posted on the premises of each provisioning center indicating that consumption is prohibited on the premises;
C. 
Provisioning centers shall continuously monitor the entire premises on which they are operated with surveillance systems that include security cameras. The video recordings shall be maintained in a secure, off-site location for a period of 30 days;
D. 
Unless permitted by the MMMA and Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act or applicable state law, public or common areas of the provisioning center must be separated from restricted or nonpublic areas of the provisioning center by a permanent and locked barrier. Unless permitted by the MMMA and Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act or applicable state law, no marihuana is permitted to be stored, displayed, or transferred in an area accessible to the general public;
E. 
All marihuana storage areas within a provisioning center must be separated from any customer/patient areas by a permanent and locked barrier. Unless permitted by the MMMA and Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, or applicable state law, no Marihuana is permitted to be stored in any area accessible by the general public or registered customers/patients. Marihuana may be displayed in a sales area only if permitted by the MMMA or required by the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act and, if required, all displays are to be in compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations;
F. 
Any usable marihuana remaining on the premises of a provisioning center while the provisioning center is not in operation shall be secured in a safe that is permanently affixed to the premises;
G. 
Drive-through windows on the premises of a provisioning center shall not be permitted;
H. 
Provisioning centers shall not allow the sale, consumption, or use of alcohol or tobacco products on the premises;
I. 
No provisioning center shall be operated in a manner creating noise, dust, vibration, glare, fumes, or odors detectable to normal senses beyond the boundaries of the building on which the provisioning center is operated;
J. 
The permit and state license required by this article shall be prominently displayed on the premises of a provisioning center;
K. 
Disposal of marihuana shall be accomplished in a manner that prevents its acquisition by any person who may not lawfully possess it and otherwise in nonconformance with local and state laws and regulations;
L. 
All marihuana delivered to a patient shall be packaged and labeled as provided by state laws;
M. 
All registered patients must present both their Michigan Medical Marihuana patient/caregiver identification card and a government-issued photo identification prior to entering restricted/limited areas or nonpublic areas of the provisioning center, and if no restricted/limited area is required, then promptly upon entering the provisioning center;
N. 
The premises shall be open, at all times, to any Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board investigators, agents, auditors, or the state police or Village of Cassopolis police without a warrant and without notice to the holder of the license, to enter the premises, offices, facilities, or other places of business of a licensee, if evidence of compliance or noncompliance with the MMMA and Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act or applicable state laws is likely to be found and consistent with constitutional limitations, for the following purposes:
(1) 
To inspect and examine all premises of a medical marihuana facility.
(2) 
To inspect, examine, and audit relevant records of the licensee and, if the holder of the license or any of the managerial employees or employees fails to cooperate with an investigation, impound, seize, assume physical control of, or summarily remove from the premises all books, ledgers, documents, writings, photocopies, correspondence, records, and videotapes, including electronically stored records, money receptacles, or equipment in which the records are stored.
(3) 
To inspect the person, and inspect or examine personal effects present in a medical marihuana facility, of any holder of a state operating license while that person is present in a medical marihuana facility.
(4) 
To investigate alleged violations of the MMMA and Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act or applicable state laws.
O. 
It shall be prohibited to display any signs that are inconsistent with local laws or regulations or state law.
P. 
It shall be prohibited to use advertising material that is misleading, deceptive, or false, or that is designed to appeal to minors.
Q. 
It shall be prohibited to use the symbol or image of a marihuana leaf in any exterior building signage, or on the building itself.
R. 
No licensed provisioning center shall place or maintain, or cause to be placed or maintained, an advertisement of marihuana in any form or through any medium within 500 feet of the real property comprising a public or private elementary, vocational or secondary school.
S. 
Certified laboratory testing results that meet the MMMA and Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act or applicable state laws must be available to all provisioning center patients/customers upon request.
T. 
All provisioning centers shall comply with all applicable requirements of the Village of Cassopolis Zoning Ordinance.
The following minimum standards for grower facilities shall apply:
A. 
The grower facility shall comply at all times and in all circumstances with the Michigan Marihuana Act, the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, and the general rules of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, as they may be amended from time to time;
B. 
The premises shall be open for inspection upon probable cause that a violation of this article has occurred, during the stated hours of operation and at such other times as anyone is presented on the premises;
C. 
Any grower facility shall maintain a log book and/or database indicating the number of marihuana plants therein. Each marihuana plant will be tagged as required by the MMMA and Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act;
D. 
All marihuana shall be contained within an enclosed locked facility;
E. 
All necessary building, electrical plumbing and mechanical permits shall be obtained for any portion of the structure in which electrical wiring, lighting and/or watering devices that support the Grower, growing or harvesting of marihuana are located;
F. 
The portion of the structure storing any chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers shall be subject to inspections at any time and approval by the Central Cass Fire Department to ensure compliance with all applicable statutes codes and ordinances;
G. 
The dispensing of marihuana at the Grower facility shall be prohibited;
H. 
All persons working in direct contact with marihuana shall conform to hygienic practices while on duty, including, but not limited to:
(1) 
Maintaining adequate personal cleanliness;
(2) 
Washing hands thoroughly in adequate hand-washing areas before starting work and at any other time when the hands may have become soiled or contaminated;
(3) 
Refraining from having direct contact with marihuana if the person has or may have an illness, open lesion, including boils, sores or infected wounds, or any other abnormal source of microbial contamination, until the condition is corrected.
I. 
Litter and waste shall be properly removed and the operating systems for waste disposal shall be maintained in an adequate manner so that they do not constitute a source of contamination in the areas where marihuana is exposed;
J. 
Floors, walls and ceilings shall be constructed in such a manner that they may be adequately cleaned and kept clean and in good repair;
K. 
There shall be adequate screening or other protection against the entry or pests. Rubbish shall be disposed of so as to minimize the development of odor and minimize the potential for the waste becoming an attractant, harborage or breeding place for pests;
L. 
Any building fixtures and other facilities shall be maintained in a sanitary condition;
M. 
Each grower facility shall provide its occupants with adequate and readily accessible toilet facilities that are maintained in a sanitary condition and good repair;
N. 
Marihuana that can support the rapid growth of undesirable microorganisms, including but not limited to mold, shall be held in a manner that prevents the growth of these microorganisms;
O. 
Grower facilities shall be free from infestation by insects, rodents, birds, or vermin of any kind;
P. 
Exterior signage or advertising identifying the facility as a grower facility shall be prohibited.
Q. 
All grower facilities shall comply with all applicable requirements of the Village of Cassopolis Zoning Ordinance.
The following minimum standards for safety compliance facilities shall apply:
A. 
The safety compliance facility shall comply at all times and in all circumstances with the MMMA and Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act or applicable state laws, and the general rules of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, as they may be amended from time to time. It is the responsibility of the owner to be aware of changes in the MMFLA. The Village of Cassopolis bears no responsibility for failure of the owner to be unaware of changes in the act;
B. 
Consumption and/or use of marihuana shall be prohibited at the facility;
C. 
The premises shall be open, at all times, to any Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board investigators, agents, auditors, or the state police or Village of Cassopolis police, without a warrant and without notice to the licensee, to enter the premises, offices, facilities, or other places of business of a licensee, if evidence of compliance or noncompliance with the MMMA and Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act or applicable state laws is likely to be found and consistent with constitutional limitations, for the following purposes:
(1) 
To inspect and examine all premises of medical marihuana facilities.
(2) 
To inspect, examine, and audit relevant records of the licensee and, if the licensee or any managerial employees or employees fail to cooperate with an investigation, impound, seize, assume physical control of, or summarily remove from the premises all books, ledgers, documents, writings, photocopies, correspondence, records, and videotapes, including electronically stored records, money receptacles, or equipment in which the records are stored.
(3) 
To inspect the person, and inspect or examine personal effects present in a medical marihuana facility, of any holder of a state operating license while that person is present in a medical marihuana facility.
(4) 
To investigate alleged violations of the MMMA and Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act or applicable state laws.
D. 
Any safety compliance facility shall maintain a log book and/or database which complies with the MMMA and Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act or applicable state laws;
E. 
All marihuana shall be contained within the building in an enclosed locked facility in accordance with the MMMA, as amended, and Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act or applicable state laws;
F. 
There shall be no other accessory uses permitted within the same facility other than those associated with testing marihuana;
G. 
All persons working in direct contact with marihuana shall conform to hygienic practices while on duty;
H. 
Litter and waste shall be properly removed and the operating systems for waste disposal shall be maintained in an adequate manner so that they do not constitute a source of contamination in areas where marihuana is exposed;
I. 
Floors, walls and ceilings shall be constructed in such a manner that they may be adequately cleaned and kept clean and in good repair;
J. 
Any buildings, fixtures and other facilities shall be maintained in a sanitary condition;
K. 
Marihuana that can support the rapid growth of undesirable microorganisms, including but not limited to mold, shall be held in a manner that prevents the growth of these microorganisms;
L. 
Exterior signage or advertising identifying the facility as a safety compliance facility shall be prohibited;
M. 
All safety compliance facilities shall comply with all applicable requirements of the Village of Cassopolis Zoning Ordinance.
The following minimum standards for processor facilities shall apply:
A. 
The processor shall comply at all times and in all circumstances with the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, and the general rules of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, as they may be amended from time to time;
B. 
Consumption and/or use of marihuana shall be prohibited at the processor facility;
C. 
All activity related to the processor facility shall be done indoors;
D. 
The premises shall be open, at all times, to any Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board investigators, agents, auditors, or the state police or Village of Cassopolis police, without warrant and without notice to the licensee, to enter the premises, offices, facilities, or other places of business of a licensee, if evidence of compliance or noncompliance with the MMMA and Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act or applicable state laws is likely to be found and consistent with constitutional limitations, for the following purposes:
(1) 
To inspect and examine all premises of medical marihuana facilities.
(2) 
To inspect, examine, and audit relevant records of the licensee and, if the licensee or any managerial employee or employee fails to cooperate with an investigation, impound, seize, assume physical control of, or summarily remove from the premises all books, ledgers, documents, writings, photocopies, correspondence, records, and videotapes, including electronically stored records, money receptacles, or equipment in which the records are stored.
(3) 
To inspect the person and inspect or examine personal effects present in a medical marihuana facility of any holder of a state operating license while that person is present in a medical marihuana facility.
(4) 
To investigate alleged violations of the MMMA and Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act or applicable state laws.
E. 
Any processor facility shall maintain a log book and/or database which complies with the MMMA, as amended, and Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act or applicable state laws;
F. 
All marihuana shall be tagged as required by the MMMA, the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act or applicable state laws;
G. 
All marihuana shall be contained within an enclosed locked facility in accordance with the MMMA, as amended;
H. 
All necessary building, electrical plumbing and mechanical permits shall be obtained for any portion of the structure in which electrical wiring for devices that support the processing of marihuana are located;
I. 
That portion of the structure where any chemicals are located and/or stored shall be subject to inspections at any time and approval by the Fire Department to insure compliance with all applicable statues, codes and ordinances;
J. 
The dispensing of medical marihuana at the processor facility shall be prohibited;
K. 
All persons working in direct contact with marihuana shall conform to hygienic practices while on duty, including, but not limited to:
(1) 
Maintaining adequate personal cleanliness;
(2) 
Washing hands thoroughly in adequate hand-washing areas before starting work and at any other time when the hands may have become soiled or contaminated;
(3) 
Refraining from having direct contact with marihuana if the person has or may have an illness, open lesion, including boils, sores or infected wounds, or any other abnormal source of microbial contamination, until the condition is corrected.
L. 
Litter and waste shall be properly removed and the operating systems for waste disposal are maintained in an adequate manner so that they do not constitute a source of contamination in areas where marihuana is exposed;
M. 
Floors, walls, and ceilings shall be constructed in such a manner that they may be adequately cleaned and kept clean and in good repair;
N. 
There shall be adequate screening or other protection against the entry or pests. Rubbish shall be disposed of so as to minimize the development of odor and minimize the potential for the waste becoming an attractant, harborage or breeding place for pests;
O. 
Any buildings, fixtures and other facilities shall be maintained in a sanitary condition;
P. 
Each processor facility shall provide its occupants with adequate and readily accessible toilet facilities that are maintained in a sanitary condition and good repair;
Q. 
Marihuana that can support the rapid growth of undesirable microorganisms, including but not limited to mold, shall be held in a manner that prevents the growth of these microorganisms;
R. 
Processor facilities shall be free from infestation by insects, rodents, birds, or vermin or any kind;
S. 
Processor facilities shall produce no products other than useable marihuana intended for human consumption;
T. 
Exterior signage or advertising identifying the facility as a processor facility shall be prohibited;
U. 
All processor facilities shall comply with all applicable requirements of the Village of Cassopolis Zoning Ordinance.
The following minimum standards for secure transporters shall apply:
A. 
The secure transporter shall comply at all times and in all circumstances with the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, and the general rules of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, as they may be amended from time to time.
B. 
Consumption and/or use of marihuana shall be prohibited at a storage facility of a secure transporter.
C. 
Storage of marihuana by a secure transporter shall comply with the following:
(1) 
The storage facility shall be continuously monitored with a surveillance system that includes security cameras. The video recordings shall be maintained in a secure, off-site location for a period of 30 days. The storage facility shall not be used for any other commercial purposes.
(2) 
The storage facility shall not be open or accessible to the general public.
(3) 
The storage facility shall be maintained and operated so as to comply with all state and local rules, regulations and ordinances.
(4) 
The storage facility shall be open, at all times, to any Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board investigators, agents, auditors, or the state police or Village of Cassopolis police, without warrant and without notice to the licensee, to enter the premises, offices, facilities, or other places of business of a licensee, if evidence of compliance or noncompliance with the MMMA and Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act or applicable state laws is likely to be found and consistent with constitutional limitations, for the following purposes:
(a) 
To inspect and examine all premises of medical marihuana facilities.
(b) 
To inspect, examine, and audit relevant records of the licensee and, if the licensee or any managerial employee or employee fails to cooperate with an investigation, impound, seize, assume physical control of, or summarily remove from the premises all books, ledgers, documents, writings, photocopies, correspondence, records, and videotapes, including electronically stored records, money receptacles, or equipment in which the records are stored.
(c) 
To inspect the person, and inspect or examine personal effects present in a medical marihuana facility, of any holder of a state operating license while that person is present in a medical marihuana facility.
(d) 
To investigate alleged violations of the MMMA and Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act or applicable state laws.
(5) 
All marihuana stored within the facility shall be stored within enclosed locked facilities in accordance with the MMMA amended.
(6) 
All persons working in direct contact with marihuana being stored by a secure transporter shall conform to hygienic practices while on duty, including, but not limited to:
(a) 
Maintaining adequate personal cleanliness;
(b) 
Washing hands thoroughly in adequate hand-washing areas before starting work and at any other time when the hands may become soiled or contaminated;
(c) 
Refrain from having direct contact with marihuana if the person has or may have an illness, open lesion, including boils, sores or infected wounds, or any other abnormal source of microbial contamination, until the condition is corrected.
D. 
A secure transporter licensee and each stakeholder shall not have an interest in a grower, processor, provisioning center or state compliance facility and shall not be a registered qualifying patient or a registered primary caregiver.
E. 
A secure transporter shall enter all transactions, current inventory, and other information as required by the state into the statewide monitoring system as required by law.
F. 
A secure transporter shall comply with all of the following:
(1) 
Each driver transporting marihuana must have a chauffer's license issued by the state.
(2) 
Each employee who has custody of marihuana or money that is related to a marihuana transaction shall not have been convicted of or released from incarceration for a felony under the laws of this state, any other state, or the United States within the past five years or have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving a controlled substance within the past five years.
(3) 
Each vehicle shall be operated with a two-person crew with at least one individual remaining with the vehicle at all times during the transportation of marihuana.
(4) 
A route plan and manifest shall be entered into the statewide monitoring system, and a copy shall be carried in the transporting vehicle and presented to a law enforcement officer upon request.
(5) 
The marihuana shall be transported in one or more sealed containers and not be accessible while in transit.
(6) 
A secure transporting vehicle shall not bear markings or other indication that it is carrying marihuana or a marihuana-infused product.
G. 
A vehicle used by a secure transporter is subject to administrative inspection by a law enforcement officer at any point during the transportation of marihuana to determine compliance with all state and local laws, rules, regulations and ordinances.
H. 
All secure transporters shall comply with all applicable requirements of the Village of Cassopolis Zoning Ordinance.
No grower facility, safety compliance facility, processor facility or secure transporter shall be located within 1,000 feet of real property comprising a public or private elementary, vocational, or secondary school.
No provisioning center shall be located within:
A. 
One thousand feet of real property comprising a public or private elementary, vocational, or secondary school;
A. 
A permit issued under this article may be revoked after an administrative hearing at which the Village Council, by majority vote of members present, determines that any grounds for revocation under this article exist. Notice of the time and place of the hearing and the grounds for revocation must be given to the holder of a permit at least five days prior to the date of the hearing, by first-class mail to the address given on the license application; a licensee whose license is subject of such hearing may present evidence and/or call witnesses at the hearing;
B. 
A permit applied for or issued under this article may be denied or revoked on any of the following bases:
(1) 
Any violation of this article;
(2) 
Any conviction of or release from incarceration for a felony under the laws of this state, any other state, or the United States within the past five years by the applicant or any stakeholder of the applicant as measured from the date of the application or the date of becoming a stakeholder, whichever occurs later, or while licensed under this article; or any conviction of a substance-related felony by the applicant or any stakeholder of the applicant ever or while licensed under this article;
(3) 
Commission of fraud or misrepresentation or the making of a false statement by the applicant or any stakeholder of the applicant while engaging in any activity for which this article requires a permit;
(4) 
Sufficient evidence that the applicant(s) lack, or have failed to demonstrate, the requisite professionalism and/or business experience required to assure strict adherence to this article and the rules and regulations governing the medical marihuana program in the State of Michigan;
(5) 
The medical marihuana facility is determined by the Village of Cassopolis to have become a public nuisance;
(6) 
The Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board has denied, revoked or suspended the applicant's state license.
A. 
The Village of Cassopolis may require an applicant or holder of a permit for a medical marihuana facility to produce documents, records, or any other material pertinent to the investigation of an application or alleged violation of this article. Failure to provide the required material may be grounds for application denial, permit revocation, or discipline;
B. 
Any person in violation of any provision of this article or any provision of a permit issued under this article is responsible for a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $500 plus cost of prosecution, 90 days imprisonment, or both, for each violation. Each day a violation of this article continues to exist constitutes a separate violation. This section is not intended to prevent enforcement of any provision of the State law by the Village of Cassopolis Police Department. A violator of this article shall also be subject to such additional sanctions, remedies and judicial orders as are authorized under Michigan law;
C. 
A violation of this article is deemed to be a nuisance per se. In addition to any other remedy available at law, the Village of Cassopolis may bring an action for an injunction or other process against a person to restrain, prevent, or abate any violation of this article;
D. 
All fines imposed under this article shall be paid within 45 days after the effective date of the order imposing the fine or as otherwise specified in the order;
E. 
The Village Council may temporarily suspend a medical marihuana facility permit without a hearing if the Village Council finds that public safety or welfare requires emergency action. The Village Council shall cause the temporary suspension by issuing a suspension notice by majority vote of members present and voting thereon in connection with institution of proceedings for a hearing;
F. 
If the Village Council temporarily suspends a permit without a hearing, the holder of the permit is entitled to a hearing within 30 days after the suspension notice has been issued. The hearing shall be limited to the issues cited in the suspension notice.
G. 
If the Village Council does not hold a hearing within 30 days after the date of suspension was issued, then the suspended permit shall be automatically reinstated and the suspension vacated.
The provisions of this article shall be applicable to all persons and facilities described herein, whether the operations or activities associated with a marijuana facility were established without authorization before the effective date of this article.
This article shall be enforced and administered by the Village Manager or such other Village official as may be designated by the Village Manager, or by resolution of the Village Council.
In the event that any one or more sections, provisions, phrases or words of this article shall be found to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such holding shall not affect the validity or the enforceability of the remaining sections, provisions, phrases or words of this article.
This article shall become effective 20 days after its enactment.