US (MI): Members of former MMJ licensing board speaks to Northport community

Last November, Michigan residents voted to legalize recreational cannabis.

Over the last several months cities and townships have been deciding if they want to opt-out of allowing recreational cannabis businesses in city limits.

Thursday night, people in Northport heard from Donald Bailey, a retired Michigan State Police sergeant and member of the former Medical Marijuana Licensing Board.

He talked about some of the issues he has seen with cannabis licensing over the years, and why he thinks the way it's been handled has actually fueled the black market.

"There’s a lot of good people that we issued licenses to that are gonna have a hard way to go because if nobody will take care of the black market, how are they gonna survive," said Donald Bailey, a member of the former Medical Marijuana Licensing Board. "And the answer is they’re not. The black market can sell so much cheaper than the legal market," said Bailey.


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