Cannabis-related businesses are coming to Michigan. With adult-use marijuana now legal in Michigan and the state scheduled to begin processing applications for adult-use licenses later this year, folks are jostling to get in line to do business here when the market officially opens up. Brands that have established themselves elsewhere are rushing to establish themselves here. They may not be getting in on the ground floor, but they are taking advantage of the great expansion.
The High Times brand, one of the most recognizable in the business, started running medical marijuana Cannabis Cup competitions shortly after that became legal. This year they had the first straight-up Cannabis Cup events without the medical moniker, returning to Michigan’s Auto City Speedway in Clio in June. Then they took it one better this past weekend by holding a second Cannabis Cup in Michigan this weekend at the Russell Industrial Center.
High Times tried to run a Cannabis Cup here early on, but the Detroit political establishment wasn’t happy with it. An antagonistic police presence at the event held in the Eastern Market area spoiled the fun and sent organizers to settle at the Auto City speedway in Clio. It’s good to see that the Cup came back.
What we saw at Detroit’s first High Times Cannabis Cup since Michigan voted to legalize weed
By Christopher Emrich
Another cannabis brand used the Cannabis Cup to launch its expansion into Michigan. STIIIZY sells distillates in California, Nevada, and Washington state, as well as vaporizers and gear to a wider audience.