(CBS DETROIT) – Detroiters have until Friday, March 12 to submit applications to be certified as a “Legacy Detroiter” in advance of the license application window opening on April 1.

The city says the deadline for applications is midnight on Friday.

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The Adult Use Recreational Marijuana ordinance, approved by Detroit City Council late last year, gives preference to long-time Detroit residents seeking licenses. Becoming a certified Legacy Detroiter, provides the following benefits, in the newly created recreational marijuana industry in Detroit, including:

  • At least 50% of licenses in most of the 10 license categories to be awarded to certified Legacy Detroiters.
  • A 99% discount on licensing fees in 2021 and 75% discount on licensing fees in 2022.
  • A 75% discount on city-owned land.
  • Ability to apply for a one-year “provisional” status if the applicant does yet own a property.

To qualify for the Detroit Legacy program, you must currently reside in Detroit, and be able to document that you:

  • Lived in Detroit for 15 of the last 30 years, or
  • Lived in Detroit for 13 of the last 30 years and are low income, or
  • Lived in Detroit for 10 of the last 30 years and have a marijuana conviction or have a parent with a marijuana conviction.
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Applicants will need to submit copies of documentation to certify their legacy status, such as pay stubs, tax returns, mortgage or rental lease documents, etc. Detroiters must submit a Detroit Legacy application and pay the associated fee to be certified and take advantage of the program benefits.

Legacy Detroiter applications are now available at www.detroitmeansbusiness.org/homegrown.

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