An influx of new recreational marijuana businesses could be coming to Michigan some time after Nov. 1.
If that happens, marijuana customers may see lower prices and a greater selection of recreational marijuana. It could also push medical marijuana shoppers, who play an increasingly smaller roll in the Michigan marijuana universe, further to the side.
The Michigan Regulatory Agency is considering doing away with a requirement that any recreational marijuana applicant first possess a medical marijuana business license, a stipulation that’s so far limited access to the recreational market and ensured a certain level of supply and retail options for medical marijuana customers.
“No decision has been officially made, yet,” Marijuana Regulatory Agency Director Andrew Brisbo said. ” … But I’ve mentioned publicly a number of times that we were leaning in that direction of eliminating the requirement.”