Michigan is now encouraging those disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition to sell cannabis. The Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency’s Social Equity Grant Program grant application window ends at 5 p.m. on Jan. 26.

Narmin Jarrous is the youngest female cannabis executive with Exclusive Brands, which has 10 dispensaries statewide selling products including Church Cannabis Company, KushyPunch, and White Boy Rick.

Jarrous, who founded the Cannabis Business Association of Michigan to increase awareness of the benefits of the cannabis industry to Michigan, said she’s excited social equity operators will receive “actual money.”

“It’s getting actual money into the hands of social equity operators,” Jarrous said in a video interview. “That’s really exciting because before, it was a lot of assisting social equity applicants with fees and licensing applications, but now it’s actually money going to operators that can help them run a successful business.”

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