As reported recently in the Detroit Free Press, there is a business that has started in Michigan selling marijuana via the gifting model.
Basically, you buy something like a t-shirt, mug, or food and get a gift of marijuana.
Pay $50 – $120 for some item(s) and then the business throws in some marijuana.
I am of the opinion that this is trying to find a loophole to profit off of unlicensed marijuana sales.
My main issue is that here in Michigan, we have a pretty good thing going with legal marijuana. It’s always some jerk that tries to mess it up for everyone to try and make a quick buck.
If I had a legal marijuana business, I would be really pissed that someone was trying to bypass all of the hard work by skirting the spirit of the law.
I think the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act offers plenty of options for people that want to enjoy marijuana recreationally. If you want to be in the marijuana business jump through the hoops like everyone else.
Just my thoughts on the marijuana gifting businesses in Michigan.