Marijuana Business License Selection Committee

About

The Marijuana Business License Selection Committee (MBLSC) is governed by a three-member board appointed by the Mayor. The Committee administratively sorts, reviews, and scores marijuana license applications and any other duties contained in the City of Westland's marijuana business application consideration policy.  The application process window for Marijuana Business Licenses is opened and closed by the City based on number of available licenses.  Currently the application window is closed as of July 16, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Members

  • Jeff Jedrusik, Police Chief
    Term expires: n/a
  • James Morris, Fire Chief
    Term expires: n/a
  • Mohamed Ayoub, Planning Director
    Term expires: n/a

Desired Skills

  • Building / Construction Background
  • Civil Engineering / Architecture Background
  • Urban Renewal / Municipal Planning Background
  • Landscaping / Facility Management Background

Diversity Breakdown

The information provided in the charts below and under each individual Board or Commission was self reported and the City does not warrant the accuracy of the information.

Age Breakdown
Ethnicity Breakdown
Marijuana License Age BreakdownMarijuana License Ethnicity Breakdown
Gender Breakdown
Geography Breakdown
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Number of Allowed Marijuana Businesses

Per Section 27-6 of the City ordinance:

Subject to the Westland Zoning Ordinance and requirements under this chapter, the city may grant licenses to up to eight total business locations as follows:

  • One business location shall be reserved for a stand-alone secure transporter license, and its equivalent license, in industrial zoning districts.
  • One business location shall be reserved for a stand-alone marijuana microbusiness license in industrial zoning districts.
  • One business location shall be reserved for a stand-alone safety compliance facility license, and its equivalent license, in commercial, office, or industrial zoning districts.
  • Two business locations shall be reserved for stand-alone provisioning center/retailer licenses in commercial zoning districts.
    • Only one business location shall be allowed between the north side of Ford Road and the north boundary of the city.
    • Only one business location shall be allowed between the south side of Ford Road and the south boundary of the city.
  • The remaining three business locations shall be reserved for collocated businesses in industrial zoning districts.

Application and Selection Process

The Marijuana Business License Application Consideration Policy (PDF) explains the application process in detail.
Here is a high level overview of the process:

  1. Applicant fills out a Marijuana Business License Application (PDF).
  2. Applicant returns the completed application, with fee, to Westland City Hall.
  3. The MBLSC reviews the application and scores it using the Marijuana Business License Application Scoring Rubric (PDF) after the window for applications is closed.
  4. Once all applications are scored, all applicants will be provided their score and status.

Meetings

The Marijuana Business License Selection Committee meets as required.
View the Boards and Commission Calendar for meeting information.