City of Berkley Marihuana Business License Application Update

Media contacts:
Dan Hill City of Berkley; 248-658-3352;
Erin Schlutow, City of Berkley; 248-658-3320; 

Berkley, MI – September 10, 2020 – The City’s internal Marihuana policy team has been hard at work reviewing applications for Marihuana business licenses in Berkley. 

Since the application submission period closed on June 29, 2020, City staff have conducted application completeness checks and reviewed the applications for the pass-fail requirements

“Our team has invested a considerable amount of time and energy over the last two months in order to make sure the application review process runs smoothly,” said Matt Baumgarten, City Manager. “Staff is devoted to ensuring that the selected licensees fit the community’s vision for this new industry.”

The Marihuana policy team has now begun the final phase of the City’s merit point-scoring using the evaluation point system approved by City Council earlier this year. The publication of the merit point scores and status for all Marihuana business license applications will be available on September 29, 2020, on the City’s website. 

Following the release of the merit-point scores and all of the applicants’ status, the top three applicants will move forward to request Site Plan Approval from the Planning Commission. Upon Site Plan Approval, the top three applicants will move forward to City Council for the final Local Licensing Approval. 

The City would also like to acknowledge the rumors of licenses already being issued to applicants and share with the community that no Marihuana business licenses have been issued at this time. Licenses will not be fully issued until final approval is given by City Council as stated in the procedure above. 

For more information and to stay up-to-date with the Marihuana business license application process, visit


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