Product safety has been the number one priority of the state of Michigan since the inception of this industry and they require extensive testing to be done on every marijuana product by a third-party, independently-owned and approved safety and compliance Lab. All of these tests guarantee consumer safety and ensures they are free of pesticides, microbials, heavy metals and foreign matter, as well as ensuring proper levels of THC for dosing.
Much like the consumption of alcohol in the state of Michigan, public consumption of marijuana and marijuana products is prohibited. However, the use of marijuana on private property is legal state-wide.
In the world of marijuana edibles, we recommend that first-time consumers become familiar with the serving size associated with their product prior to consumption. Marijuana’s potency and impact on its consumer will vary based on a number of different factors including weight, diet, metabolism, etc. Regardless of these factors, we recommend that first-time consumers start with 5mg of THC and wait 2-3 Hours before consuming anything additional. This low-dose serving size will prevent any possibility of becoming “too high” and experiencing discomfort/disorientation. Enjoy responsibly!
Michigan dispensaries anticipate unfamiliarity among their customers and most will go above and beyond to provide the necessary assistance and education. You will be accompanied by a “Budtender” or “Cannabis Consultant” throughout your shopping experience and these highly knowledgeable store employees are there to answer any questions you may have. Dispensaries are predominantly cash only right now throughout Michigan, but some offer debit card transactions. Be sure to bring cash or be prepared to use the ATM with your debit card. You will need your driver's license or proof of citizenship and you must be 21 years or older to enter.
Marijuana and hemp are both considered to be cannabis. These two leafy green plants have an identical appearance and share a nearly identical biological structure. In fact, hemp and marijuana are so similar that most scientific literature does not differentiate between them and label them both simply as “cannabis." However, the United States government does and it is all due to the presence of one additional cannabinoid found in marijuana – THC. THC is the element of Marijuana that provides consumers with a “high.”
Both of these stores are marijuana dispensaries that have the right to legally sell direct to customers. However, the term “medical” and “adult-use” refer to the types of customers they’re allowed to sell to. Medical stores are only allowed to sell to customers who possess an active medical marijuana license. They are allowed to offer products that have a far higher THC potency when compared to recreational use stores. Adult-Use stores are allowed to sell to anyone who is over the age of 21 that provides an active form of identification. These stores are becoming far more popular than medical stores, but they are only allowed to carry products that have a THC content of 100mg or lower.
Since the Michigan marijuana industry was first established several years ago, the Detroit market has only been approved for medical stores within the city limits until it was recently approved for adult-use stores. With that decision, there will be countless shops open to the public very soon in the Motor City.
The legalization of marijuana has provided countless Michigan communities with an increase in job opportunities and local tax revenue. The introduction of successful dispensary stores to small communities throughout the state has had an unquantifiable positive impact on the lives of the Michiganders in those areas. Adult-use stores are required to charge customers an additional 10% tax in addition to the sales tax they already pay on transactions. The adult-use tax revenue alone has provided the state of Michigan with over $250 million.
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