Plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction was granted. The City of Detroit is hereby enjoined from processing any applications for recreational marijuana licenses under the current Ordinance.
We will review the decision and develop a revised plan to address the judge’s concerns. In the meantime, one thing is for certain: The city will not issue any recreational licenses unless there is legal assurance that Detroiters will receive a fair share of those licenses.
The Civil Rights Inclusion and Opportunity department continues to work hard to provide guidance and technical assistance services to prospective applicants in preparation for the future reopening of the licensing period. As details become available, please visit detroitmeansbusiness.org/homegrown for more information.
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The emerging marijuana market is a powerful opportunity for business owners and Detroiters. Our new ordinance takes a Detroit-first approach by allotting 50% of all newly created recreational business licenses to Detroit Legacy Applicants.
This includes retailers, growers, processors, micro-businesses, designated consumption, and marijuana event organizers.
For those who do not qualify for Detroit Legacy Certification, the process is also simple. (See below for details)
Types of Licenses
Learn more about the license types
A business licensed under the MMFLA that is commercial entity located in this state that purchases marijuana from a grower or processor and sells, supplies, or provides marijuana to qualifying patients, directly or through the registered primary caregivers or patients. Provisioning center includes any commercial property where marijuana is sold at retail to qualifying patients or primary caregivers. A noncommercial location used by a primary caregiver to assist a qualifying patient connected to the caregiver through the state’s marijuana registration process in accordance with the MMMA, is not a provisioning center for the purposes of this article.
A business licensed under the MRTMA and this article that many obtain marijuana from adult-use marijuana and sell to individuals who are 21 years of age or older and to other adult-use marijuana establishments.
A business that is licensed under the MRTMA and this article to permit adults 21 years of age and older to consume marijuana products at a commercial location designated by the state operating license.
A business licensed under the MRTMA and this article that cultivates up to 150 marijuana plants or more as allowed by the State of Michigan, processes, and packages marijuana, and sells or otherwise transfers marijuana to individuals who are 21 years of age or older to a safety compliance facility, but not to other adult-use marijuana establishments or medical marijuana facilities.
A business licensed under the MMFLA or MRTMA and his article, located in this state, which cultivates, dries, trims, or cures and packages marijuana for sale or transfer to a medical marijuana facility or an adult-use marijuana establishment, and is licensed as class A, B, or C adult-use grower, or Class A, B, or C medical grower.
A business licensed under the MRTMA or the MMFLA and this article, located in this state, that, that obtains marijuana from a medical marijuana facility or an adult-use marijuana establishment and that processes marijuana for sale and transfer in a packaged form to a medical marijuana facility or an adult-use marijuana establishment.
A business licensed under the MRTMA or the MMFLA and this article that tests marijuana for contaminants and potency or as required by the MRTMA or the MMFLA for a primary caregiver, medical marijuana facility, or adult-use marijuana establishment.
A business licensed under the MRTMA or the MMFLA and this article, that stores marijuana and transports marijuana between medical marijuana facilities or adult-use marijuana establishments for a fee.
Steps to Obtain a License
Review below the steps to get started in operating an adult-use or medical marijuana facility.
Before you apply for a license you must complete steps 1, 2 & 3
These first 3 steps can be started in any order and completed at the same time
Once you have completed the above steps, you will be ready to move to the steps below
Apply for a License
After completing your State Prequalification and Detroit Legacy application, prepare to apply for a city license.
Applications for adult-use marijuana licenses will open in three phases:
- Legacy Applicants: Application period: April 1, 2021 – April 30, 2021. Application review begins May 1, 2021
- General applicants with existing medical marijuana license: Application period: April 1, 2021 – April 30, 2021. Application review begins June 16, 2021
- General applicants without existing medical marijuana license: Application period: April 1, 2021 – ongoing. Application review begins August 1, 2021
- License Application Fee: $1000 ($10 for Detroit Legacy)
- License Fee: Full: $5000, Provisional: $50, Full (Legacy): $50
Zoning & Building Permit Process
Steps to confirm your zoning and receive the required approvals for a building permit
Additional Program Details
Homegrown Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Phone: (313) 774-5505