On December 1, 2019, hundreds of people lined up across Michigan to buy marijuana during the first day of the state’s legal adult-use (“recreational”) sales. It was a massively successful start to legal sales of the recreational product. This article covers where to start a Michigan recreational marijuana business, as there’s never been a better time to do so.

Are you interested in getting into the booming marijuana industry? Do you need help securing a licensing or with corporate legal services like business formation? Request a consultation now.

Low Number of Licensed Provisioning Centers, High Demand

The demand for adult-use marijuana is hot.

So not surprisingly, the question of where to start a Michigan recreational marijuana business is one we get daily.

To begin the process, we recommend navigating the interactive map below to learn where adult-use licenses have been already granted in Michigan.

This will give you a good idea about saturated markets, as well as municipalities that are open to marijuana businesses and those that have opted out of the program.

Should you encounter a municipality that you’re interested in that’s either opted out or hasn’t proved an answer, our team can help you.

Be it getting an initiative on a ballot in a specific municipality and/or through lobbying, there’s much our award-winning cannabis attorneys and legal team can do.

Municipalities and Recreational Marijuana

Of Michigan’s nearly 2,000 cities, towns, and townships, the majority of them have opted-out of the recreational market.

You can learn which have opted-in and opted-out by clicking the corresponding links below.

  • Click here for the MRA’s working list of opted-out municipalities.
  • Click here for the MRA’s working list of opted-in municipalities.

A number of cities are still parsing through ordinances, zoning plans, business permits, and more.

So while a city may have opted in, they also may not be ready to open adult-use marijuana facilities quite yet.

Are you interested in getting into the booming marijuana industry? Do you need help securing a licensing or with corporate legal services like business formation? Request a consultation now.