Michigan Cities Opting in
Michigan voted for marijuana legalization in 2109 with a YES to Prop 1. This means that you can get your municipality to opt into the program and obtain a license to sell, process, and transport marijuana.
Getting your Michigan Manicupality to opt-in
However, you may be struggling to get your municipality to go forward with the new Michigan marijuana laws.
Make sure to bring up these points at the next city council meeting, or even use them to write in your own Michigan marijuana opt-in.
Until December of 2021, the only recreational licenses which may be obtained, are by those already licensed in the state for medical purposes. This means many establishments would simply have to hang an additional license, in order to be considered a recreational establishment.
So what is the bonus? How does this benefit the municipality? Additionally, how do I hear a “yes” when asking the municipality to opt-in?
Tax revenue! A medical establishment doesn’t pay the taxes a recreational establishment does. This creates more funding for the many needed improvements where we all live. A handful of the first recreational establishments saw sales of $3 million dollars in a mere two weeks! That’s $180,000 for the 6% state sales tax, and another $300,000 in excised tax. Excised tax money goes directly to the community’s general fund for the support of the general operating budget. The use of this revenue is unrestricted.
Michigan Cities Opting in Strategy
Look around your community. What does it need? Where can it benefit the most from extra money of this stature?
Create a focal point that the council, the community, your neighbors, friends, and family can all visualize. Show them the change they seek coming to life through opting in!
Finally, when in doubt, seek us out. We are here to help you, guide you, and reach your ultimate goal- seeing your own community benefit from the success of recreational marijuana right at home.
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