We're in Michigan!
We’re thrilled to bring Old Pal to the Great Lakes State! Michigan is a place filled with abundant nature, positive vibes, and a budding cannabis industry that’s pushing the former car mecca into a wondrous world of optimism and opportunity.
Since the state legalized recreational cannabis, we’ve seen new entrepreneurs spread their wings in ways that once seemed impossible. While the state has had its share of ups and downs with legalization, the current climate is nothing short of inspiring. From the streets of Detroit to the deepest reaches of the Upper Peninsula, the weed revolution is spreading a healthy dose of positivity and empowerment to people from all walks of life.
But with exciting times comes burning questions. So we wanted to give you a closer look at the state of weed in Michigan, providing you a bit more insight and understanding about this big moment for the Mitten up north.
Toking Up in Michigan
Just because it’s legal, doesn’t mean you can spark up anywhere you want. Michigan law requires that anyone enjoying cannabis must do so in private, such as in their own residence (or the backyard with your favorite pals). It is illegal to use cannabis in a public place, such as on the street or at the park. And don’t forget that you need to be over the age of 21 to use cannabis legally anywhere in the state.
Sprouting with Opportunities
The potential of the Michigan cannabis industry has sparked a lot of fresh faces - from new entrepreneurs with big ideas to older, more experienced business owners. Along with selling Old Pal in Michigan, we’ve also been fortunate enough to work with Detroit’s most inspiring new cannabis start-up: Neighborhood Essentials. It’s a great time to make your weed dreams come to life in Michigan, and if you’re looking to make some moves, these 5 steps could be a great place to start.
Growing and Growing
Currently, Michigan has 260 recreational cannabis stores and 410 medical marijuana dispensaries (according to Detroit Metro Times). From the looks of things, these numbers don’t seem to be slowing anytime soon, as many citizens begin to welcome the green wave that’s sweeping across the state. And while COVID-19 slowed legal consumption in 2020, many dispensaries have seen record sales in 2021. FYI: Michigan leads the nation with the highest market share of edibles.
You Can Grow Your Own
You read that right. You can grow your own cannabis plants in Michigan, and this might be the hottest toking topic around the state. According to state law, people can grow up to 12 cannabis plants per household - and if you grow your own, there's no limit to how much flower you can possess! This is a huge advantage for Michigan home growers, as most legalized states only allow up to 6.
One Final Toke
As we roll out Old Pal through Michigan, make sure to check in regularly for dispensary updates and special promotions. There’s a lot of great things happening around cannabis in Michigan, and the possibilities seem almost limitless. Some are even calling it the perfect entry point for cannabis investors! So stay tuned, stay positive, and support your dispensaries.