How to Start a Legal Cannabis Business in Michigan

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More and more states across the country have legalized recreational marijuana use, including Michigan. As such, many Michiganders may wonder how to get into this industry that’s becoming more lucrative by the day.

Below, our Michigan cannabis law attorneys discuss everything you need to know about starting a cannabis business in this state.

What Do You Need to Start a Cannabis Business?

Entrepreneurs or investors across the state have become increasingly interested in launching their own cannabis business after the state legalized recreational marijuana use in late 2018.

If you are one of these enterprising individuals, make sure to get informed on this state’s unique laws and processes for opening a “cannabusiness.”

#1. Get Licensed

Michiganders who want to open a recreational cannabis business must obtain licensing on the medical side before they will be able to transition to a recreational business, with some minor exceptions.

Additionally, there is a path available for licensure for those interested in growing industrial hemp. This plant is a variety of the cannabis plant that contains less than 0.3% THC and is widely cultivated as a primary source for cannabidiol (CBD).

Our experienced cannabis law attorneys at Grewal Law PLLC can help you figure out which type of licensure you need to start your business, fill out the right paperwork, and make sure the legality of your business is properly established.

#2. Choose the Right Location

There are unique laws when it comes to establishing the location of your “cannabusiness.” Each municipality has its own zoning requirements and may also have setback requirements for ensuring marijuana businesses are distanced from schools, churches, and parks. Our cannabis law attorneys can help you evaluate and find a suitable location.

#3. Stay Compliant

Once your business has been established, you must remain compliant with state law. According to Michigan law, no one may use cannabis who is under the age of 21. Those purchasing cannabis must show a government-issued ID or passport at the time of sale. Because marijuana remains illegal under federal law, an experienced cannabis law attorney can help you navigate the confusing interplay between state and federal law that these businesses face.

Need Help Starting a Cannabis Business? Contact Us Today

If you’re interested in starting a cannabis business in Michigan, our experienced cannabis law attorneys can make sure everything is processed efficiently, properly, and legally so you won’t run into any issues down the line.

Contact us today at (888) 211-5798 to schedule a free consultation!

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