Michigan is a state that now allows certain types of marijuana businesses to operate and sell to customers. This includes both medical and recreational marijuana/cannabis facilities, opening up a whole world of opportunities for businesses to benefit and start selling the drug legally to a potentially very wide audience. If you’re interested in starting a marijuana business in Michigan, here’s how you’ll need to do it.
Recreational Cannabis Licenses
So, the voters have spoken and now recreational marihuana possession and use are going to be legal in Michigan (they’re not quite yet, as detailed in our blog Proposal One Passed! What’s Next? What’s Legal?). Keep in mind, the passage of Proposal One does not change the fact that cannabis is still consider a schedule one drug, and it is illegal to possess or use marihuana for any reason under Federal Law, and doing so could lead to Federal charges. While that is unlikely to happen, it is still a possibility, and everyone should be aware of it all the same. Starting December 6, 2018 (though it might be a few days sooner depending on when the vote is officially certified by the State), individuals twenty-one (21) and older can possess and use cannabis, as long as you stay within the requirements of the new statute. However, the real question for many business owners and investors has become, how do I get a commercial license in Michigan’s recreational cannabis industry? Much of that answer is still murky, but there are ways to ensure preparedness when entering the marketplace.
Proposal One Passed
On November 6, 2018, Michigan became the tenth state to legalize the recreational use of marihuana by its residents. The vote passed by a substantial margin and makes Michigan the only State in the Midwest that has permitted recreational use of cannabis. Now, we have to consider what happens next, and people need to be clear about what’s legal today, and what’s changing in the near future.
Please note: EVEN THOUGH MICHIGAN HAS PASSED PROPOSAL ONE AND THE STATE WILL PERMIT POSSESSION OF MARIHUANA UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES IT IS STILL ILLEGAL UNDER FEDERAL LAW.
You should consult with an attorney if you have any questions about how the conflict between State and Federal law could impact you.
Since December 15, 2017, Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Grow Operations have been legally permitted to conduct business in throughout the state of Michigan. However, the cannabis industry remains one where company owners need to tread carefully. In truth, acquiring the help of a cannabis attorney is probably one of the smartest investments you’ll ever make.
A cannabis attorney can support you throughout several phases of the business journey. Here are some of the reasons you should consider this move to be essential.
What is a marijuana attorney, what do they do, and how can they benefit you? These three questions are probably on your mind if you’re looking into opening a medical marijuana business in Michigan. Don’t worry, all your queries will be answered in this article.