Recreational marijuana will finally become legal in the state of Michigan before the end of the year after voters rallied to the polls to approve the proposal 1 act in this past November election.  We are just days away from recreational marijuana becoming legal in Michigan on Dec 6th, 2018 with the proposal 1 act being legalized marijuana will be decriminalized in the state and also you won’t be able to purchase it quite yet.  State legislators and businesses need to figure out how everything will be structured as far as the licensing aspect.  Adults over the age of 21 will be allowed to grow no more than 12 plants at their home as well.

You will also be able to purchase the allowed amount of marijuana from a licensed business. Businesses that are licensed by the state of Michigan.  This will allow other cities in the state to decide if they will allow these businesses in their communities.  The time frame is unclear for when businesses can obtain a license. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs probably won’t be able to issue licenses to businesses until sometime in 2019.

Here are some of the license types that will be offered:

  • Marijuana retailer
  • Marijuana safety compliance facility
  • Marijuana secure transporter
  • Marijuana processor
  • Marijuana microbusiness
  • Class A marijuana grower authorizing cultivation of not more than 100 marijuana plants
  • Class B marijuana grower authorizing cultivation of not more than 500 marijuana plants
  • Class C marijuana grower authorizing cultivation of not more than 2,000 marijuana plants


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