I am finding that the quality of cannabis can differ drastically from one state to another.
- There definitely isn’t equal access to cannabis across the board.
For instance, some states require companies to operate from seed to sale if they want to possess a legal cannabis license. My buddy wanted to move to Florida when he heard that they passed a law legalizing medical cannabis after years of failing to get the process to pass by way of vote. He thought that he could just move down there and start a marijuana company, but he had no idea what sort of restrictions that would be put in place in the short time the state legislature spent formulating the specific rules to accompany the enforcement of this new constitutional amendment. Part of these rules was the restriction on how companies could operate, and that meant full vertical integration of the whole process from seed to sale. This created a marijuana cartel overnight because just a small group of companies rushed in to acquire the initial licenses and were able to get a tight hold on the state within the first two years as they opened new locations each month. This is not the case in Ann Arbor, nor in the rest of the state of Michigan. You can get a separate license here to either grow cannabis or to sell it at a retail store. That gives retailers the chance to carry products from multiple growers and makes for a much more diverse cannabis market. I told my friend to find cheap land on the outskirts of the city in Washtenaw County and to start his marijuana company here at home instead.