Even with a stay at home order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, marijuana businesses will be able to continue operating, although operations will have to be scaled back.
Marijuana retail shops, both medical and recreational, will have to stop sales inside their stores and only do curbside or home delivery.
Owners of other categories of marijuana businesses — growers, processors and testing facilities — “must designate only as many employees as necessary to show up to work to cover supplies and provide services and to maintain the value of inventory in general,” according to the Marijuana Regulatory Agency.
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Medical marijuana dispensaries began selling to medical cardholders in October 2018, one month before Michigan voters approved a proposal to legalize weed for adult recreational use. Sales of legal weed to anyone 21 or older began on Dec. 1. So far, $31.9 million in recreational pot has been sold in Michigan.
There are 237 medical marijuana dispensaries and 75 recreational shops that have been licensed by the state. More than 50 of the recreational shops are open for business.