The Michigan cannabis industry has gotten considerably more crowded in just six months. As of the end of 2020, 205 companies had obtained cultivation licenses, whereas in July just 81 companies had cultivation licenses according to data collected by the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency You can download a complete list of licenses here.
Michigan operates two separate tracks for medical and adult-use licensing, so many companies obtain both medical and adult-use licenses for the same location. The state also allows license “stacking” where a grower can obtain multiple “Class C” licenses, which allow up to 2,000 plants per license. The state also offers Class B, for up to 500 plants, and Class A, for up to 100 plants.
The largest growers are:
- AEY Capital LLC/Gage Cannabis, operated by Dave Malinoski, with 12 licenses.
- Attitude Wellness/Lume Cannabis Company led by Douglas Hellyar with 9 licenses awarded.
- Big Rock Corp/Six Labs, led by John Taylor, a Chicago-area caterer, with 8 licenses awarded.
- Compassionate Advisors – Pinconning, LLC/Pincanna with 8 licenses awarded, operated by Steven Schafer.
- Dragonfly Kitchen II/Dragonfly Vega, owned by Hung Ho, with 8 licenses.
- Fluresh, run by Tom Benson, with 9 licenses awarded.
- Green Peak Industries, LLC/Skymint led by Jeffrey Radway, with 12 licenses awarded.
- Green Standard Cultivation, LLC owned by Salvador Sacasa, James Deweese, and Prakash Gandhi with 16 licenses awarded.
- Colorado-based LivWell Enlightened Health operated by John Lord, with 26 licenses awarded.
- Michigan Investments 10, LLC/Oz Cannabis led by Nemer Hadad, with 8 licenses awarded.
- MPM-C Marshall LLC/Common Citizen, owned by Ontario logistics magnate Steve Ondejko, with 11 licenses awarded.
- Sozo Health Inc. with 9 licenses
- Trucenta LLC, based in Troy and led by Zoran Bogdanovic with 8
- VB Chesaning, LLC/High Life Farms owned by Bendetteo Celani, Vincenzo Celani, and Jason Pasko with 14 licenses awarded.
- Windsor Township OG, LLC/RAIR Systems, led by Patrick Frakes, with 11 licenses awarded.