Although marijuana is now legal for recreational use across the state of Michigan, there isn’t anywhere for adult cannabis consumers to purchase it. The state must first assemble the regulatory affairs for the new pot market, which, if the predictions are accurate, could set it at early 2020 before dispensaries open their doors.
This means for the next year or so, most pot consumers (at least those without a medical marijuana card) will be forced to continue frequenting the black market. Or maybe not.
It seems a handful of entrepreneurs have identified a loophole in the law that will allow them to capitalize on legal cannabis long before the state gets its act together.
It’s a master plan that borrows a chapter from the District of Columbia – where marijuana is legal, but there is no retail market is available – in which cannabis operations simply “gift” marijuana to customers who purchase food or other non-pot-related merchandise.
A Boston-based online business by the name of On High Road is one of those with plans to strike while the iron is hot. The company sells adults 21 and older “munchie bags” full of baked good and assorted candies for anywhere between $55 and $120. [Read more at Forbes]