Four years after legal marijuana sales were first allowed in Michigan, city officials in Detroit authorized retail licenses for the selling of the drug to adults. The city informed the first 33 accepted applications for retail Marijuana use in late December. On Gratiot Avenue, at DACUT Weed Dispensary Detroit, one of the 33 licenses was issued.
With this permit in place, adults over the age of 21 can go in and buy cannabis immediately. Even though the licenses were issued two weeks ago, DACUT president Al Williams said there was still work to be done before he could begin selling recreational Marijuana.
“We had to make sure we contacted the state of Michigan and had our approval there, had our inspections in place,” Williams added. The Detroit Area Compassion Center (DACUT) is officially up for business, providing residents with a legal outlet to purchase recreational marijuana.
It is DACUT’s intention to also contribute to the greater good. They did this by recruiting locals of Detroit and by renovating their building, which had been a nuisance to the community. Within the next few years, they plan to increase their workforce from two to four members.
These days, each of us is 25 years old. The addition of recreational use will undoubtedly increase foot traffic. As a result, Brenda Essmyer, general manager of DACUT, emphasized the need of providing top-notch service. Williams stated that he could not have envisioned ten years ago that he would be able to give a location for his fellow Detroiters to make a living off of marijuana.
There were a lot of people who looked like me who were going to prison for using it and trying to earn a living from it. Seeing it become authorized in Detroit and a brand-new industry worth billions of dollars spring up as a result. Williams remarked, “That’s incredible.” Visit the store or the DACUT website for additional information about available positions.