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Stoners, just a tiny a lot more patience.

Recreational marijuana, which was authorized by Michigan voters almost a year ago, most likely will not be offered for sale till March or April.

There was hope that recreational sales would commence later this year, but performing so would come at the expense of healthcare marijuana customers, according to the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA).

Here’s the skinny: On Friday, the agency will commence accepting applications for recreational cannabis corporations, such as dispensaries, growers, and processors. Enterprises that have currently been authorized for healthcare cannabis get very first dibs. By late November, the MRA will commence approving the applications.

The agency has the solution of enabling the authorized corporations to use some of their healthcare marijuana for recreational sales. But with a achievable shortage of healthcare cannabis, the agency’s director, Andrew Brisbo, has not authorized that solution to assure sufferers do not run out of their medicine.

“The worse point you can do in the face of a perceived shortage is to move (the healthcare cannabis) to the adult side,” MRA spokesman David Harns tells Metro Occasions.

That most likely signifies the very first batch of recreational pot will not start off expanding till late November at the earliest. An typical marijuana develop requires 3 to 4 months. Then the pot has to be dried, trimmed, and cured ahead of it ends up on the shelf of a dispensary.

Beneath the recreational law, residents 21 and more than will be in a position to legally obtain marijuana.

Just a handful of a lot more months, stoners.

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