As of November 2019, the state of Michigan approved the ability for licensed marijuana dispensaries to deliver marijuana and related products to their customers. This adds onto the already-legal medical marijuana delivery system that was previously approved by the state. The state of Michigan has guidelines on both medical and recreational marijuana delivery services that you can read more about here. Once more recreational stores are licensed and operational, this is expected to be a booming business along with the already strong medical marijuana industry. You can already simply go online and order what you like if you are a medical marijuana patient. This delivery service will serve as a natural extension to what is already in place.
Who Is Allowed To Deliver Marijuana?
Only licensed delivery drivers are allowed to deliver marijuana. The drivers must be over 21 years of age with a valid license to drive. The drivers cannot carry more than 15 ounces of marijuana at any time. Delivery cars must have a GPS locator and any product must be secured inside the vehicle if left unattended. The drivers are not allowed to be employed by more than one delivery service or dispensary. Delivery drivers may only make up to ten deliveries before being required to go back to the dispensary before any further deliveries. The state can request these records for review at any time to ensure compliance. Deliveries must be made to either a residential address or a previously state approved place for marijuana consumption. Basically, have it delivered to your address in order to avoid any issues.
How Does It Work?
You will have to verify your age, address and identity to first place an order for marijuana delivery. Each retailer will have to have a system in place to validate the information you provide them when you place an order and receive a delivery. All transactions are entered into a statewide monitoring system. This convenience won’t be cheap, an additional delivery charge will be added to whatever the cost is for the marijuana you are purchasing. This is on top of the additional 10% tax that is paid for any recreational purchase of marijuana. Recreational marijuana is more expensive than a black-market dealer, but the product that licensed retailers sell is also subject to state standards for safety and reliability.
Most of the standards and requirements are put on the shoulders of the retailers. Each retailer has a bevy of rules they must follow in order to maintain a legal delivery service. You can now simply go online and order whatever marijuana products you wish, and they will be delivered to you. Currently the biggest problem is that of supply. There are very few licensed retailers licensed to sell recreational marijuana. So, while recreational marijuana home delivery is now legal, it is not widespread by any means. It is important to note that online mail sales are still illegal, and you will not be able to purchase marijuana in a drive thru.
How Much Am I Allowed To Buy?
No single transaction involving a recreational marijuana sale can exceed 2.5 ounces of marijuana flower. No single transaction involving recreational marijuana can exceed 15 grams of marijuana concentrate. As long as you are 21 years old, with a valid ID and approved address for delivery, you can now get marijuana delivered to you. With so many cities opting out of allowing recreational marijuana shops within their borders, you may find it very difficult at the current time to even find a dispensary that will service you. You can still possess up to 10 ounces at home but cannot carry more than 2.5 ounces at any time outside of your time.
Any Further Questions?
The list of recreational marijuana dispensaries are increasing slowly. It is not out of line to estimate that this industry will take a year or two before the businesses waiting for their licensing to get approved and open for business. There are still laws surrounding the manufacture, possession, and sale of marijuana. If you have any questions related to marijuana laws or any other drugs, we offer a FREE consultation to help you answer your questions. You can reach us at our 24/7 defense line at 1-800-342-7896, contact us online, or come visit one of our three statewide offices. We can come to you.