posted on October 25, 2017

On October, 23, 2017, the Morenci City Council approved Ordinance 17-333. The Notice of Adoption Summary is below:

Pursuant to Section 29 of the Morenci City Charter, the Morenci City Council has authorized the City Administrator / Clerk to publish a digest of Ordinance 17-333 that was enacted into law by the Morenci City Council on October 23, 2017 with an effective date of—November 4, 2017—which is ten (10) days after the date of publication of this summary on October 25, 2017.

Ordinance 17-333 does the following:

  • Amends Chapter 22 of the Morenci Code of Ordinances (zoning ordinance) to provide for land use provisions for medical marihuana facilities pursuant to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (Public Act 281 of 2016).

  • Allows for medical marihuana growing, processing, safety compliance centers, and secure transporters within the I-2 zoning district.

  • Allows for medical marihuana provisioning centers in the C-3 zoning district.

  • Sets forth rules and regulations for buffer zones, signage, minimum lot sizes, minimum yard depth / distances, facility construction, and physical appearance.

    Copies of Ordinance 17-333 may be obtained from the City of Morenci Offices located at 118 Orchard Street, Morenci, MI 49256 or online at