The Michigan Department of Treasury is making annual distributions to municipalities and counties that have adult-use marijuana facilities in their jurisdiction that were licensed as of September 30, 2022. The payments consist of taxes and fees collected in the state Fiscal Year 2022 (per MRTMA, Initiated Law 1 of 2018).
Revenue is distributed (after earmarked distributions have been fulfilled) as follows:
- 15% to municipalities in which a marijuana retail store or marijuana microbusiness is located, allocated in proportion to the number of marijuana retail stores and marijuana microbusinesses within the municipality.
- 15% to counties in which a marijuana retail store or marijuana microbusiness is located, allocated in proportion to the number of marijuana retail stores and marijuana microbusinesses within the county.
- 35% to the School Aid Fund to be used for K-12 education.
- 35% to the Michigan Transportation Fund to be used for the repair and maintenance of roads and bridges.
Distributions to Local Units of Government
Cities, villages, townships, and counties will be receiving over $59.5 million under the Act. The distribution rate for FY 2022 adult-use marijuana payments is slightly over $51,800 per licensed marijuana retail store or microbusiness.
Each city, village, township, and county will receive a payment based on the number of licensed marijuana retail stores and microbusinesses located within its jurisdiction as of September 30, 2022.
A listing of adult-use marijuana payments can be found in the following document:
For more information about distributions under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, go to www.michigan.gov/revenuesharing. Questions regarding payments can be emailed to [email protected] or call 517-335-7484.
Jennifer Rigterink is the League’s assistant director of state and federal affairs handling economic development, land use, and municipal services issues. She can be reached at [email protected].