Detroit’s new adult use ordinance meant to encourage Black-owned dispensaries may actually be hurting them
Year-over-year medical sales in Michigan have fallen 48% from a year ago, while adult use sales increased by 56% during the same period.
The lotteries do not provide the applicants licenses outright, however. Winners must now argue the merits of getting a license before Cook County Circuit Court Judge Cecelia Gamrath.
The fund will be supported by up to $50 million in licensing fees and revenue from the adult-use cannabis industry and up to $150 million from the private sector.
HCAs continue to be a point of contention in state court. The Massachusetts Cannabis Business Association recently reported that municipalities are falling short on reporting HCA fees and how they are calculated and used.
“It’s time to make what is implicit, explicit in terms of governance, in terms of shared responsibility between the Commission and the staff as led by the executive director. It’s just good practice.”
The Board also announced that NBA All-Star Chris Webber will manage the Social Equity Cannabis Investment Fund, which will help those who have conditional adult-use retail licenses meet the costs of establishing dispensaries.
In an interview with Sen. Street last week, he told us the possibility adult use would be legalized by 2024 was, “Very high. Likely.”
While adult use cannabis sales have been legal in Michigan since 2018, cannabis convictions were not automatically expunged and must be manually applied for by the offender.
The DHSS alleges the licensees were operating in unsanitary conditions, including using and applying pesticides without proper training or proper personal protective equipment.
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