DETROIT — Alex Poulos is a 22-year-old student at University of Detroit Mercy who is now in the business of selling T-shirts that come with a gift of marijuana.
His company is called CannaMich . It's an online business that sells T-shirts priced from $80 to $340.
Buyers then get a gift of marijuana that comes in flower form or vaping cartridges.
He started the business on December 6, after recreational marijuana became legal in Michigan, but it's still not allowed to be sold yet.
Poulos agrees he's using the gray area with the law to operate his business. However, is it a good idea?
"I've advised my clients not to move into this new venture at all," said Alex Leonowicz, leader of the Cannabis Industry Group at the Howard & Howard law firm in in Royal Oak, Michigan. "It's a legally gray area and I just think there's too much risk."
He says it's possible law enforcement could find an issue with this.
"As licensed dispensaries come online and we see more product coming into the Michigan marketplace, these sorts of individuals are just going to, I think, fade away eventually because people are going to want tested product," he said. "They're gonna want to go with brand names that trust ... that they're loyal to."
Poulos believes in his business, but agrees it's probably not something that will be around for long because the gray area will be cleared up soon enough.