There has been an increased interest in Michigan’s recreational marijuana facilities after the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) in its October 6, 2020 announcement relaxed the rules for the types of facilities that can apply for recreational marijuana licenses. It eliminated the restriction that required only businesses with prior medical marijuana licenses to submit applications for adult-use licenses.
The move came as a last result to control the rising incidences of illegal marijuana plant seizures, which will hopefully bring more people into the mainstream, make more facilities compliant, and guarantee consumers safe products.
New businesses are anticipated to enter the market as soon as March 1, 2021, and more applicants are expected to follow. It is a positive development for the commercial real estate agents serving the cannabis market as they will need to fulfill the increased demand for green zoned properties.
Cities, villages, or townships that have opted-in get to choose the number of each type of facility that’s allowed to set up shop in their jurisdiction. As an illustration, a township can control the number of provisioning centers by capping their numbers and set no caps for other facilities. Similarly, a city may not cap the number of marijuana facilities but choose to introduce strict zoning requirements.
The most promising cities to keep an eye on are those that have not introduced any caps because they are favorable to license applicants. Here is a list of municipalities and their respective counties with no capping restrictions for all types of marijuana facilities.
The population of cities has been highlighted along with townships that have sizable populations.
Van Buren County
Many more municipalities have opted-in the MMFLA and MRTMA. Despite capping the numbers of certain facilities, these are still promising places that will draw other businesses in the cannabis space.
Notable municipalities that you should also consider for opportunities include:
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