Traverse City’s cannabis companies are teaming up to get the word out – they’re still fighting to be open to all customers.
Traverse City has 12 dispensaries – but they’re all only allowed to sell medical marijuana. And that’s not the business model they were planning on when Michigan voters allowed recreational pot back in 2018.
Mia Fabian is the General Manager at Lighthouse. “People just think because they voted for it, because it was passed, that we just have it. But we don’t. And there’s no plans for it.”
Traverse City has a dozen shops for medical marijuana. But they came here after voters said yes to recreational marijuana, and many thought that was the business they were getting into. Michael DiLaura is the Chief Corporate Operations & General Counsel for House of Dank. He says, “We know there’s support for it. The city’s already opted in. 68% of residents voted for Prop 1.”
Meanwhile the state just announced that millions of dollars is going back to cities, townships and counties that have recreational facilities, as a part of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act. That’s 38 counties, seven villages, 21 townships, and 38 cities in all