Cannabis sales will officially begin on December 1 in Michigan, but customers will probably have some difficulty finding cannabis legally: 79% of state cities have banned the opening of outlets.
Detroit became the last municipality to adopt an ordinance prohibiting
producers and dispensaries from settling in its territory, even though the
state legalized cannabis through a popular initiative in November 2018.
1,400 of the State’s 1,773 cities, townships and villages have chosen to
prevent the establishment of cannabis companies, whether for production or
distribution. Most have simply adopted a wait-and-see approach and may return
to the issue later.
So,Cannabis sales are expected to generate $180.5 million in taxes in 2020 and about $288 million by 2022-2023, according to the Michigan Senate Tax Agency.
Since, November 1, the Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency began accepting applications for licenses for dispensaries, producers, and processors. To date, 47 companies have pre-qualified.
The ban in Detroit was announced as temporary, at least until January 31, to allow the city time to adopt its recreational cannabis regulations. However, the city waited 5 days after the opening of licensing procedures to announce its ban, which surprised potential entrepreneurs. Therefore,under state law, any companies that have applied in the meantime to set up in Detroit will be able to receive their license and legally open.
which operates a large medical cannabis dispensary in Detroit, for example, has
requested a license to sell cannabis for all adults this month.