The Office of Marijuana Ventures and Entrepreneurship


On June 12, 2022, a ballot initiative petition was filed for placement on the November General Election Ballot, which, if enacted, would repeal the current adult-use marijuana licensing ordinance that allows 100 adult-use retailers, 30 microbusinesses, and 30 designated consumption lounges, and replace it with an ordinance that would allow an unlimited number of adult-use marijuana retailers, microbusinesses, and designated consumption lounges.  On August 8, 2022, the City of Detroit Election Commission passed a resolution finding that the petition did not contain a sufficient number of signatures as required by applicable law and declined to transmit the proposed ballot petition to the Wayne County Election Commission for placement on November 8, 2022, General Election Ballot.


22-006534-CZ Jars Holding, et al. v. City of Detroit- On July 29, 2022 Judge Leslie Kim Smith of Wayne County Circuit Court granted Jars Holdings' motion for a Temporary Restraining Order, preventing the City from accepting adult use limited license applications (temporarily) until she has had an opportunity to review the law and hear oral arguments on August 12, 2022.   This website will be updated with the latest information so please check back!


Homegrown Detroit 

On July 12, Detroit City Council voted to open Phase 1 of Limited Licensing for Adult-Use Marijuana Retailer, Micro-business and Designated Consumption Lounge. The Department of Civil Rights, Inclusion & Opportunity’s (CRIO) Office of Marijuana Ventures & Entrepreneurship will accept online applications August 1 through August 31, 2022. The application will be available on the website on August 1, 12pm. Instructions can be found below.

The application process remains open for those licenses that are Unlimited, they include Growers, Processors, Safety Compliance Labs, Event Organizers, and Transportation Licenses. Instructions can be found below.

Phase 01

Cannabis Licenses Available

License Type Number Available
General Retail 20
Social Equity Retail 20
General Lounge 5
Social Equity Lounge 5
General Micro Business 5
Social Equity Micro Business 5




Steps to Obtain a License

Getting started

Review the steps below to start operating an adult-use or medical marijuana facility.

Before you apply for a license, you must complete the Buildings, Safety, Engineering and Environmental Department (BSEED) Zoning and Building Permit Process.

Once you receive the required zoning and permits you may complete the following steps.




01Get approved by the State of Michigan

Get prequalified by the State of Michigan by filling out the below application

02Tax 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
  • Apply Here

Once you have completed the above steps, you will be ready to move to the steps below



Note: No mailed, faxed, or emailed applications will be accepted. Electronic applications only.



Types of Licenses

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.

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.

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 MRTMA and this article that cultivates up to 150 marijuana plants or more as allowed by the State of Michigan, processes, and packages marijuana, and sells or otherwise transfers marijuana to individuals who are 21 years of age or older to a safety compliance facility, but not to other adult-use marijuana establishments or medical marijuana facilities.

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.

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.

Marijuana event organizer means a state license holder authorized to apply for a temporary marijuana event license in accordance with the MRTMA.

Temporary marijuana event permit license means a permit license held by a marijuana event organizer under this article and the MRTMA, which the state has approved, authorizing an event where the onsite sale or consumption of marijuana products, or both, are authorized at the location and on the dates indicated on the state operating license



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