Recreational marijuana businesses can apply for licenses in Michigan starting today

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LANSING, Mich. – The Marijuana Regulatory Agency will start accepting applications for adult-use marijuana establishments Friday.

Licenses for the sale of recreational marijuana could be awarded in November and December. Because the marijuana will have to be grown and tested before it can be sold, the product likely won’t be on shelves and available for purchase until early 2020.

Some Michigan communities have chosen to not allow recreational marijuana sales.

According to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, anyone who applies for a state license needs to submit a nonrefundable application fee of $6,000. Additional fees are listed in the table below:

State License TypeInitial License Fee
Class A Marijuana Grower$4,000
Class B Marijuana Grower$8,000
Class C Marijuana Grower$40,000
Excess Marijuana Grower$40,000
Marijuana Microbusiness$8,000
Marijuana Processor$40,000
Marijuana Retailer$25,000
Marijuana Secure Transporter$25,000
Marijuana Safety Compliance Facility$25,000
Marijuana Event Organizer$1,000
Temporary Marijuana EventSee Rule 63
Designated Consumption Establishment$1,000

For temporary marijuana events each marijuana event organizer is expected to pay an initial licensure fee of $500 for each day of the scheduled event. If marijuana is for sale at the event they are expected to pay a $500 fee for each licensee authorized to sell product at the event.

You can click here to read the emergency rules.

View the document below to see which communities have opted out of recreational marijuana sales:

READ: Michigan recreational marijuana sales: Who’s opted out

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