What will happen if I've paid my municipality for a local license, but I'm denied by the State of Michigan? Can I get my fees back from the municipality?

Under Section 205 of the MMFLA, a facility cannot operate unless a municipality has adopted an ordinance. The municipality also may establish an annual, nonrefundable fee not to exceed $5,000.00 on a licensee.

The approval or authorization of a municipality does not automatically guarantee that the business will be licensed by the State of Michigan. The business must be licensed by the state to sell medical marijuana. If the business is not granted a state license, it will not be able to operate. Any fees paid to the municipality would only be refundable if the municipality allows refunds.