Just because recreational marijuana became legal in late 2018 doesn't mean it'll be a big free for all and everybody will be opening up shop and selling weed like crazy as I'm sure you're already well aware of. I sure wish that was the case though.

According to WXYZ, more than 200 communities across the area have already notified the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs that they will not allow recreational marijuana businesses in their area.

The list below are those that have opted out.

Alcona

  • Greenbush Township
  • Gustin Township
  • Mikado Township

Allegan

  • Allegan Township
  • Cheshire Township
  • Heath Township
  • Overisel Township
  • Plainwell
  • Saugatuck
  • Trowbridge Township
  • Wayland Township

Antrim

  • Elk Rapids Township
  • Forest Home Township
  • Mancelona Township
  • Milton Township

Baraga Count

  • Village of L'Anse

Bay County

  • Beaver Township
  • Essexville
  • Hampton Charter Township
  • Merritt Township

Benzie

  • Almira Township
  • Frankfort
  • Inland Township

Berrien 

  • New Buffalo
  • Oronoko Charter Township
  • St. Joseph
  • Three Oaks Township

Branch 

  • Bronson
  • City of Coldwater
  • Coldwater Township

Calhoun

  • Eckford Township
  • Marengo Township
  • Marshall Township
  • Newtown Township
  • Sheridan Township

Cass

  • Howard Township
  • Jefferson Township
  • LaGrange Township
  • Newberg Township
  • Ontwa Township
  • Porter Township
  • Silver Creek Township
  • Volinia Township
  • Wayne Township

Charlevoix

  • Charlevoix
  • East Jordan
  • Eveline Township
  • Norwood Township
  • South Arm Township

Cheboygan

  • Grant Township
  • Mackinaw City

Chippewa

  • Sault Ste Marie

Clare

  • Clare

Clinton

  • Bengal Township
  • Bingham
  • Dallas Township
  • Essex Township
  • Greenbush Township
  • Olive Township
  • Ovid Township
  • Westphalia Township

Delta

  • Maple Ridge Township

Dickson

  • Norway

Eaton

  • Delta Township
  • Eaton Rapids
  • Grand Ledge

Emmet

  • Bear Creek Township
  • Harbor Springs
  • Springvale Township
  • West Traverse Township

Genesee

  • Argentine Township
  • Atlas Township
  • Clio
  • Davison Township
  • Fenton
  • Flushing
  • Gaines Township
  • Goodrich
  • Grand Blanc
  • Grand Blanc Charter Township
  • Linden
  • Mundy Charter Township
  • Richfield Township

Gladwin

  • Beaverton
  • Gladwin

Gogebic

  • Ironwood

Grand Traverse

  • Grant Township
  • Long Lake Township

Gratiot

  • North Shade Township

Hillsdale

  • Hillsdale
  • Hillsdale Township

Huron

  • Fairhaven Township
  • Windsor Township

Ingham

  • Dansville
  • Ingham Township
  • Locke Township
  • Mason
  • Stockbridge
  • Williamston

Ionia

  • Odessa Township
  • Portland

Iosco

  • East Tawas

Iron

  • Bates Township
  • Caspian

Isabella

  • Nottawa Township

Jackson

  • Blackman Charter Township
  • Columbia Township
  • Springport Township

Kalamazoo

  • Brady Township
  • Charleston Township
  • Portage
  • Prairie Ronde Township
  • Ross Township
  • Texas Charter Township

Kent

  • Ada Township
  • Alpine Township
  • Cedar Springs
  • Kentwod
  • Rockford
  • Walker
  • Wyoming

Lapeer

  • Almont Township
  • Elba Township

Leelanau

  • Cleveland Township
  • Glen Arbor Township

Lenawee

  • Adrian Township
  • Blissfield
  • Cambridge Township
  • Clinton
  • Fairfield Township
  • Hudson
  • Morencie
  • Raising Charter Township
  • Tecumseh

Livingston

  • Brighton Township
  • Genoa Township
  • Green Oak Township
  • Hartlant Township
  • Howell
  • Iosco Township
  • Ocelola Township
  • Pinckney
  • Putnam Township
  • Unadilla Township

Luce

  • Pentland Township

Mackinac

  • Hendricks Township
  • St. Ignace

Macomb

  • Armada
  • Center Line
  • Chesterfield Township
  • Harrison Township
  • Macomb Township
  • New Baltimore
  • Ray Township
  • Richmond
  • Richmond Township
  • Shelby Township
  • St. Clair Shores
  • Sterling Heights
  • Washington Township

Manistee

  • Manistee

Marquette

- Ishpeming

Mason

- Custer Township
- Village of Custer
- Grant Township
- Meade Township
- Pere Marquette Charter Township
- Scottville

Mecosta

- Morton Township

Midland

- Hope Township
- Ingersoll Township
- Jerome Township
- Midland

Monroe

- Frenchtown Township
- Monroe
- Whiteford Township

Montcalm

- Carson City
- Eureka Township
- Village of Lakeview
- Montcalm Township
- Sidney Township

Montmorency

- Village of Hillman

Muskegon

- Montague
- North Muskegon
- Norton Shores
- Whitehall

Newaygo

- Ashland Township
- Fremont

Oakland

- Addison Township
- Bloomfield Township
- Milford
- Northville
- Orchard Lake
- Wolverine Lake
- Rochester
- Rochester Hills
- West Bloomfield Township

Oceana

- Grant Township
- Rothbury
- Shelby Township

Ogemaw

- Churchill Township

Ontonagon

- Stannard Township

Osceola

- Hersey Township

Otsego

- Bagley Township
- Gaylor

Ottawa

- Ferrysburg
- Georgetown Township
- Grand Haven
- Grand Haven Charter Township
- Hart
- Holland
- Holland Township
- Jamestown Township
- Olive Township
- Spring Lake
- Wright Township
- Zeeland

Roscommon

- Gerrish Township
- Nester Township

Saginaw

- Birch Run
- Bridgeport Township
- Carrollton Township
- Richland Township
- Saginaw Township
- Thomas Township
- Tittabawassee Township

Sanilac

- Bridgehampton Township
- Brown City
- Carsonville
- Elmer Township
- Flynn Township
- Greenlea Township
- Lamotte Township
- Maple Valley Township
- Marlette
- Village of Melvin
- Mindten Township
- Moore Township
- Port Sanilac
- Sandusky
- Speaker Township
- Washington Township
- Watertown Township

Shiawassee

- Perry

St. Clair

- Algonac
- Berlin Township
- Burtchville Township
- Caso Township
- China Township
- Columbus Township
- Ira Township
- Kenockee Township
- St. Clair
- St. Clair Township

St. Joseph

- Colon township
- FAwn Ribert Township
- Lockport Township
- Mottville Township
- Nottawa Township
- Park Township
- Sherman Township
- Sturgis Township

Tuscola

- Village of Cass City
- Denmark Township
- Tuscola Township
- Unionville

Van Buren

- Geneva Township
- Keeler Township
- Village of Lawton

Washtenaw

- Lima Township
- Saline
- Webster Township

Wayne

- Allen Park
- Canton Township
- Dearborn
- Flat Rock
- Grosse Pointe
- Grosse Pointe Park
- Grosse Pointe Shores
- Harper Woods
- Livonia
- Northville Charter Township
- Plymouth
- Plymouth Charter Township
- Riverview
- Sumpter Township
- Van Buren Township
- Woodhaven
- Wyandotte

Wexord

- Clam Lake Township