Detroit City Council passed the Medical Marijuana Facilities and Adult-Use Marijuana Establishments ordinance authorizing the Buildings, Safety Engineering, and Environmental Department (BSEED) to issue business licenses for adult-use marijuana establishments
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Types of Licenses
Learn more about the license types
Medical Marijuana Provisioning Center
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.
Adult-Use Retailer Establishment
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.
Designated Consumption Facility
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 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.
Safety Compliance Facility
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
Step 2: Detroit Legacy Certification
The Detroit Legacy applications process opened on January 19, 2021. The City of Detroit's Civil Rights, Inclusion, and Opportunity (CRIO) Department will certify that applicants currently reside in Detroit and must provide documentation that they have
Lived in Detroit for 15 of the last 30 years, or
Lived in Detroit for 13 of the last 30 years and are low income, or
Lived in Detroit for 10 of the last 30 years and have a marijuana conviction or have a parent with a marijuana conviction.
Step 3: Tax Clearance
All individual members/stakeholders/officers of the entity and the entity itself should submit an individual clearance application in addition to the business clearance for the corporation/LLC (if applicable)
Please indicate that you are applying for a marijuana license in your application
Once you have completed the above steps, you will be ready to move to the steps below
Step 4: License Application Checklist
We've created a collection of checklists to assist applicants seeking a marijuana license
Step 5: Apply For a License
Once you have reviewed the process guides, application checklist and gathered the required documentation you can apply for a new license beginning April 1st
The adult use license application process is on hold, by temporary order of the Court. The City’s CRIO office will reach out to certified Legacy Detroiters to offer general advice and support while the litigation is pending.
Zoning Map: Adult Use Marijuana Dispensary or Safety Compliance Facility
View available areas to build or start an Adult Use Marijuana Dispensary or Safety Compliance Facility in the City of Detroit
Zoning Map: Adult Use Marijuana Grower, Secure Transport, or Processing Facility
View available areas to build or start an Adult Use Grower, Secure Transport, or Processing Facility in the City of Detroit
Zoning & Building Permit Process
We will continue to update the site with resources and information as it becomes available
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