Yes, there are recreational marijuana dispensaries in Kalamazoo, as approved by Ordinance 2008. According to this Ordinance, there is no limit to the number of recreational dispensaries permitted in Kalamazoo. Also, recreational marijuana dispensaries in the city must comply with all zoning requirements stipulated in the City Zoning Ordinance. Michigan legalized recreational marijuana through the passage of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, permitting the establishment and operation of adult-use marijuana dispensaries.
Yes, there are medical marijuana dispensaries in Kalamazoo. The City Ordinance does not restrict the number of medical marijuana dispensaries that may operate within its boundaries, provided they comply with the city’s marijuana regulations. In 2008, Michigan voters approved Proposal 08-1, which led to the enactment of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act and legalized medical marijuana for qualifying patients with debilitating medical conditions. The Act paved the way for the operations of medical marijuana facilities in Kalamazoo and other cities across Michigan.
Yes. Kalamazoo residents can buy medical or recreational marijuana from online weed dispensaries. Michigan law permits the delivery of marijuana products to local residences across the state, Kalamazoo inclusive. However, not all licensed cannabis dispensaries are approved for cannabis delivery services in the state.
Michigan law permits persons aged 18 and older to visit medical cannabis dispensaries in Kalamazoo if registered with the Michigan medical marijuana program. However, only persons aged 21 and older may visit recreational marijuana dispensaries. Marijuana consumers must hold valid government-issued ID cards and cash when visiting licensed weed dispensaries in Kalamazoo. Registered patients must also present their medical marijuana cards at the dispensaries to fill their cannabis prescriptions.
Per Kalamazoo Ordinance 20B-19, the following are laws regulating medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries in the city.
No dispensary can operate without obtaining a permit from the city and an operating license from the state
The city prohibits the establishment of marijuana dispensaries within 1,000 feet of a school and 500 feet of a public playground, park, tertiary institution, or child care center
It is unlawful for cannabis dispensaries in Kalamazoo to offer samples of marijuana or marijuana-infused products to customers for free
It is unlawful for a licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Kalamazoo to operate between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Kalamazoo prohibits marijuana dispensaries from keeping or growing marijuana plants within the dispensary
It is unlawful for a cannabis dispensary in Kalamazoo to sell alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, or food
Kalamazoo city residents who consume recreational marijuana must adhere to the following laws:
Recreational marijuana is only legal for persons aged 21 years or older
It is illegal to cultivate more than 12 marijuana plants in an enclosed facility
The public consumption of recreational marijuana is prohibited. However, public use of cannabis in an area designated for marijuana consumption is permitted
It is illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana
It is unlawful for Kalamazoo residents to cross state lines with marijuana
The City Ordinance permits the possession and storage of up to 10 ounces of marijuana plants cultivated in private residences for personal use
Per Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, medical cannabis patients in Kalamazoo must comply with the following medical marijuana laws:
To qualify for medical marijuana, an individual must be a permanent resident of Kalamazoo with one of the qualifying medical conditions. They must register with the Cannabis Regulatory Agency
Medical marijuana patients must be 18 or older. Minor patients may access medical cannabis through a caregiver
It is unlawful to consume marijuana or tobacco products within a medical marijuana dispensary in Kalamazoo. It is also illegal to consume medical cannabis in public places, including a vehicle
Michigan laws prohibits the patient-to-patient sharing of medical cannabis
A Medical marijuana patient may legally grow up to 12 marijuana plants on private property
Kalamazoo Ordinance prohibits patient-to-patient sale of medical marijuana
The Cannabis Regulatory Agency issues medical marijuana cards to Kalamazoo residents. To obtain a medical marijuana card, patients 18 and older must obtain a medical evaluation certificate from licensed Michigan physicians. Minor applicants must get two physician's medical evaluation certificates. After evaluation, patients can proceed to register online, upload the physician's recommendation, a valid Michigan-issued ID card, and pay the application fees using a credit card or electronic check. Caregivers must include a copy of proof of legal guardianship and a government-issued ID card.
Kalamazoo residents may also apply for a Michigan medical marijuana card by filling out paper forms and submitting via mail. Patients aged 18 and older must obtain a physician’s medical evaluation certificate and complete the Application Form for Registry Identification Card. Applicants under 18 will complete the Application Form for Registry Identification Card Minor Applicants Only. Patients must include copies of their valid government-issued ID cards and checks or money orders for the application fees. Completed application forms and necessary documents can be mailed to:
Michigan Medical Marijuana Program
P.O. Box 30083
Lansing, MI 48909
Per the Kalamazoo Ordinance, it is legal to consume cannabis in private residences. It is also lawful to consume weed in state-approved marijuana consumption lounges in Kalamazoo.
Kalamazoo residents must present valid government-issued ID cards to confirm their identity and bring cash or a debit card to pay to buy marijuana products at the city’s cannabis dispensaries. Michigan marijuana law requires medical marijuana patients to come to licensed dispensaries with their Michigan medical marijuana cards.
The quality, brand, weight, and product type determine the average price of cannabis product in Kalamazoo. Residents can expect to pay an average price of $289 per ounce for high-quality marijuana and $153 for low-quality cannabis. The average price for medium-quality marijuana is $237 per ounce.
The most popular strains of marijuana sold at dispensaries in Kalamazoo include Blueberry Crumble, Jenny Kush, Blue Dream, Vanilla Gorilla, Grape Ape, GMO Cookies, Ice Cream Cake, Uncle Bruce, and Light Saber.
No. Michigan cannabis law prohibits smoking of medical and recreational cannabis in public places everywhere in the state, including Kalamazoo. Public places include public buildings, restaurants, motor vehicles, and recreation parks.
It is legal for marijuana consumers in Kalamazoo to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis.
No. It is unlawful to ship cannabis in Kalamazoo. Federal law prohibits the shipping of marijuana products across state lines.
Yes. Michigan law permits ordering medical and recreational cannabis products online in Kalamazoo.
There are no 24-hour dispensaries in Kalamazoo. Per the City Ordinance, no licensed medical or recreational dispensaries may operate between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Yes. Tourists 21 and older can legally purchase and use recreational marijuana in Kalamazoo. Similarly, Michigan permits out-of-state tourists who are medical marijuana patients in states practicing medical cannabis reciprocity to use medical cannabis dispensaries in Kalamazoo.
Yes. Cannabis patients purchasing medical cannabis from weed dispensaries in Kalamazoo must present valid government-issued ID cards to validate their identity. Similarly, a recreational marijuana consumer must present a valid ID to confirm their age.
The best marijuana dispensaries in Kalamazoo include Cannamazoo, Herbana, Green Eden, and The Refinery.
Yes. Per Michigan law, marijuana dispensaries in Kalamazoo must scan a consumer’s ID to verify its validity and verify their age.
Currently, there are 10 active medical marijuana dispensaries and 21 licensed recreational marijuana dispensaries in Kalamazoo.
No. Marijuana dispensaries across Kalamazoo do not accept credit cards. Patients and recreational users may purchase cannabis products with cash or use their debit cards to withdraw cash at the ATMs for dispensaries with on-site ATMs.
A Kalamazoo resident may visit more than one dispensary per day. However, Michigan cannabis law restricts the amount of cannabis marijuana consumers may purchase. Medical marijuana patients can buy up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis daily, provided they have not exceeded 10 ounces within a month. Recreational marijuana consumers may purchase up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis per transaction, subject to a limit of 15 grams per transaction for cannabis concentrates.
No. Cannabis dispensaries in Kalamazoo do not take health insurance due to the federal prohibition on marijuana.
Yes. Michigan marijuana laws require all dispensaries to track their marijuana seed-to-sale. Marijuana dispensaries in Kalamazoo use the Metrc tracking system.
Persons 18 and older registered with the Michigan medical marijuana program may enter a marijuana dispensary. However, only persons aged 21 or older can enter a recreational marijuana dispensary in Kalamazoo.
Kalamazoo residents can fetch the contact information for the Kalamazoo cannabis regulator from the Cannabis Regulatory Agency’s (CRA) website.
Kalamazoo residents may report illegal cannabis activities by calling the Drug Enforcement Unit of the City of Kalamazoo Public Safety at (269) 488-8911. Residents may also file a complaint in person at:
Public Safety Station
150 E Crosstown Pkwy, Suite A
Kalamazoo, MI 49001