Detroit – Detroit regulators approve retail licenses for adult marijuana four years after Michigan began selling recreational cannabis.
In late December, the city announced the successful applicants for the first 33 approved adult marijuana retail licenses.
One of the 33 licenses was issued by DACUT Weed Dispensary in Detroit on Gratiot Street. Now, because of that license, anyone over the age of 21 can access and purchase cannabis.
Read: Detroit has issued recreational marijuana licenses to 33 businesses for the first time
DACUT President Al Williams said the permits were issued two weeks ago, but there is work to be done before recreational marijuana can be sold.
“We had to make sure we got the state of Michigan and got our license there,” Williams said.
DACUT is now open for business and offers Detroiters a place to purchase recreational marijuana in their own city. DACUT also aims to give back to the community.
Not only by remodeling their once-local landmark building — but also by hiring Detroiters. They hope to double their workforce in the near future.
“Now we’re 25. Obviously, it’s going to get a lot of foot traffic in recreation. So we want to make sure we provide the best service we can,” said Brenda Esmeier, general manager of DACUT.
Williams said being able to provide a place for his fellow Detroiters to make a living off of marijuana is something he couldn’t have imagined even a decade ago.
“A lot of people like me would have gone to jail not just for taking it, but for trying to use it for a living. To see it legalized in the city of Detroit and an entire industry — a billion dollar industry — being built from the ground up. It’s amazing,” Williams said.
If you are interested in a job, you can stop by the shop to inquire or visit. DACUT website For more information.
Read: A Guide to Michigan’s Recreational Marijuana Laws: What You Need to Know
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