The foremost recreational marijuana business license is anticipated by the month-end as licensing for lawful pot units seems to be stirring at a rapid rate compared to those for the medical marijuana market. Following a week since the commencement of the application process on November 1, fifty-eight pre-qualification applications and forty-three for operating licensing requests for adult use facility licenses have been obtained by the Marijuana Regulatory Agency. Since then, 41 pre-qualification applications are been sanctioned by the agency and are anticipated to consent the foremost commercial recreational license by the month-end.
The faster turnaround is partly owing to the elimination of the licensing board that supervised the process of medical marijuana licensing, said David Harns, the spokesman for Regulatory Agency. The removal freed up members, who would generally wrap up the application and examine substances for board members & then hang around for the decision of the board, said Harns. Additionally, recreational marijuana guidelines are easier compared to the rules administering medical marijuana. The foremost recreational marijuana applicants are ones that have previously been through the meticulous medical marijuana vetting process.
The application process has begun in December 2017 during medical marijuana licensing and granted its foremost prequalification consent in April 2018 and the foremost state operating permit in July 2018. Around 357 state operating licenses has been issued by Michigan for medical marijuana facilities and refused 50 through the committee and since May, via the Marijuana Regulatory Agency. In Michigan, there were 37,476 caregivers and 276,253 recorded medical marijuana patients, as of early November.
Likewise, a Heartland firm has been given a nod by the Illinois Department of Agriculture to produce cannabis for adult-usage. An early license was issued to the Anna-located Wellness Group Pharms, LLC, to produce recreational marijuana. The sanction surfaced as recreational marijuana will be becoming lawful in Illinois by January 1, 2020. Apart from Wellness Group Pharms, LLC, other 9 cultivation facilities have been given a license to produce marijuana for adult-use.