The Greenhouse Transitions to Michigan’s Adult-Use Cannabis Market—and to Curbside Sales—as the State Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Starting Line

  • Owner Jerry Millen shares how the medical cannabis dispensary in Walled Lake prepared for adult-use sales at the dawn of social distancing, and how the coronavirus has impacted his business plans.
  • Millen began working with medical cannabis patients about 13 years ago, when he started attending compassion club meetings in Michigan.
  • Before there were state licenses, there were local licenses, and I was granted a local license for two years before the state licenses became available, he says.
  • Although Millen received a local license to open his medical cannabis dispensary in Walled Lake, he waited until receiving a state license to launch his business, which opened in February 2019.
  • New York City enacted a pre-employment cannabis testing ban last year, but city officials are seeking to expand the list of exempted roles.

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