Michigan Bill Would Lower Age to Work at Marijuana Stores to 19

A legislative proposal that would lower the age to work or volunteer at a licensed marijuana retail outlet was filed today in the Michigan House of Representatives.

“A person who is 19 years of age or older may manufacture, purchase, distribute, and sell marihuana accessories if the person is an agent acting on behalf of a marihuana establishment”, states House Bill 4322. The current age is aligned with the age to possess and use marijuana, which is 21.

The measure was filed by State Representative Kevin Coleman along with cosponsors Representatives Jimmie Wilson, Emily Dievendorf, Dylan Wegela, Mike McFall, Graham Filler, Tullio Liberati and James DeSana.

House Bill 4322 was “Read A First Time” and assigned to the Regulatory Reform Committee.

In 2018, Michigan became the first midwestern state to legalize recreational marijuana through the passage of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act. The law allows those 21 and older to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and grow up to 12 plants for personal use. The act also established a licensed and regulated system of marijuana retail outlets, which currently employ thousands of people throughout the state.

In addition to the provision to lower the age to work at a marijuana store to 19, the measure makes several technical and grammatical changes to the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act

The full text of House Bill 4322 can be found by clicking here.

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