Now that the recreational use and possession of cannabis is legal in Michigan, creative cannaprepreneurs are finding ways to fill the gap in the market. Residents in some areas can now order a t-shirt or a muffin and juice to receive a free “gift of weed” with their purchase.
On December 6, 2018, the adult use of marijuana for recreational purposes became legal in The Wolverine State. Any person 21 years of age or older is now able to use and possess up to 10 ounces of cannabis. Much like the situation in other states immediately following the implementation of a legalization amendment, the recreational retail shops have not opened doors yet because no licenses have been issued. The medical marijuana shops that are already operating are only permitted to sell to patients with a valid, state-issued registration card.
Where can recreational users find cannabis?
At this time, the only clear way under the new law for recreational users to obtain marijuana is by growing it themselves. Adults are permitted to cultivate up to 12 plants at home, but nothing growing just since legalization would be mature or ready to use yet.
Without recreational dispensaries for consumers to purchase products, at least a couple of people are operating businesses within the legal grey-area of the law. Like in other legal states, one adult is permitted to give another of-age-adult up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana as a gift in Michigan. This means that in order for it to be legal, there cannot be an exchange of money for marijuana. The law does not specifically state that a person cannot sell something else, like a t-shirt or snacks, and include a free gift of marijuana.
How do I order my free marijuana gift?
One of the businesses doing this in Detroit, On High Road, is offering a free gift of marijuana flower with the purchase of a muffin and juice for $55. If you spend $75 on cookies and milk, you get a one gram vape cartridge for free, as a gift. Another company, CannaMich, will sell customers a t-shirt for between $80-$340. The free marijuana gift you receive will depend on whether you order a “flower shirt,” a “concentrate shirt,” or a “cartridge shirt”.
For customers, the process is simple. You place your order online, and arrange either a delivery or pickup depending on the company from which you order. Both of these companies require proof of age.