Michigan has a booming cannabis market, and many people are looking to get in on the game. However, before you do anything else, there are some things that you need to know about starting an OP in Michigan.
To help out and anyone who is interested in starting their own grow operation here is my guide for how to start a grow OP in Michigan.
Step 1: Get Your License
The first step towards getting started with your new business is getting the appropriate licenses from the state of Michigan. There are 3 different licenses you will need
- Application form.
- $200 application fee per license type (cultivation or processor).
- Fingerprinting fees which range between $50-$100 depending on the level of licensing you’re obtaining.
Step Two: Find a Location
The next step is finding a place to set up your grow operation. This can be tricky, as Michigan has fairly strict zoning laws when it comes to cannabis cultivation. You will need to find a property that meets the requirements of your license and make sure that you are in compliance with all local and state regulations.
Step Three: Build Your Grow Op
Now it’s time to start building your grow op! This will be the most expensive and time-consuming part of getting started, so make sure you have a solid plan in place. You will need to install all the necessary equipment for growing cannabis, as well as security measures to keep your cannabis plants safe.
Step Four: Start Growing!
Once your grow op is up and running, it’s time to start planting those seeds and watching them grow. Make sure you are familiar with the regulations governing cannabis cultivation in Michigan, and always follow safety procedures to avoid any accidents.
Michigan Growing Regulations
The first thing you need to understand about growing your own marijuana is that the regulations vary significantly from state to state. A legal operation in California will be very different than an illegal one on Michigan’s frontier. So it’s important that before getting started with any sort of cannabis cultivation, do some research into what licenses might apply where and which ones are necessary by law before setting up shop permanently.
- In Michigan, a grower may have up to 12 plants for personal use.
- To obtain a license for growing marijuana in the state of Michigan, you must be at least 18 years old and obtain a $2500 permit from local jurisdictions.
- Growers shall not sell or otherwise offer any part of the processed marijuana plant or dried flowers to another person who is not also licensed under MCLA 333.26421. This includes distributing without remuneration something produced by one’s own harvesting and processing (such as “barter”).
- A licensee may transfer/sell up to 2 ounces (56 grams) per transaction if fully sealed in an opaque package that cannot be seen through with one intact seal only, bearing strict identification labeling.
- If you are caught with marijuana plants outside of the 12 plant limit, you will be charged with a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail and/or a $500 fine.
So, if you’re looking to start a grow op in Michigan, make sure you are aware of the regulations and limits placed on growers
With these steps in mind, starting a grow OP in Michigan is a relatively easy process. If you’re considering starting your own cannabis cultivation business, make sure to get in touch for assistance and guidance on the licensing process!