But there is one cannabis sub-market that is growing faster than most imagined possible—extracts, processed goods, and edibles. When making processed marijuana products, you don’t need the “best” marijuana flower. In fact, a lot of processed cannabis goods are made from the trim of the marijuana plant, though trim often makes for poor quality extracts. Inexpensively grown outdoor cannabis is the perfect input for processed goods, and processed goods are quickly taking over the Michigan market. In more developed recreational states, processed marijuana products make up more than half of all sales, and this number is rising quickly.
Growing Outdoors in Michigan: MMMA, MMFLA, and MRTMA
Whether an outdoor MMJ facility is allowed in the municipality where you want to locate your licensed MMFLA or MRTMA facility depends on that location’s municipal ordinance. Under the MMFLA and MRTMA, it is up to each local unit of government to decide whether to allow marijuana growing in the municipality, and what restrictions, if any, to put on these MRTMA and MMFLA-compliant facilities. That means that it is up totally up to each municipality to decide whether to allow outdoor commercial cannabis grows.
So where and how can I grow outdoors in Michigan?
This is because the MMMA is a broadly applicable state law that preempts any local ordinance in conflict with it, while the MMFLA leaves it up to each local unit of government to decide what type of facilities to allow, how many of each type of facility to allow, and what additional requirements each MMFLA applicant must meet. The MMFLA gives broad authority to each locality, except that a local government cannot enact regulations on the price or purity of marijuana or otherwise contradict the state law.
That makes Michigan’s household marijuana cultivation law the least strict out of all of the states.
An act of the Michigan Legislature would be required in order to change the spelling of marijuana in the Michigan statutes, such as the Public Health Code or the newer marijuana laws.
DETROIT – As of Dec. 6, 2018 it is legal to grow your own marijuana in the state of Michigan.
State issues marijuana sales licenses
That’s how the law reads.
Of course, while growing and using is legal, law enforcement officials are reminding residents that marijuana will be treated like alcohol: You can’t drive while under the influence, and using it openly in public can get you arrested.
For more coverage of marijuana in Michigan, go here.
Here are the license types that are offered:
According to the new law, individuals are not allowed to grow marijuana: