Why Cannabis Is An “Essential Business” Across the United States

2020-04-03T12:02:23-05:00April 3rd, 2020|

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay home, stay safe order has closed all non-essential businesses, but Michigan's emerging cannabis industry is allowed to stay open, according to the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA). As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, medical and recreational marijuana businesses are operating under new precautionary regulations in response to the health crisis. [...]

The Status of Cannabis Businesses Amid COVID-19 Pandemic 

2020-03-27T10:44:30-05:00March 27th, 2020|

Across the United States, states, counties and even cities are issuing shelter-in-place orders in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Even during a pandemic, people need access to essential services like groceries, fuel for their car, prescription medication and according to some states, even cannabis. As of Thursday, 21 states had issued statewide [...]

Michigan Marijuana Industry’s Response to COVID-19

2020-03-23T08:50:07-05:00March 20th, 2020|

Ever since the first Michigan case of COVID-19 was announced last week, many industries were temporarily shut down through Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order(s) or by voluntarily doing so out of concern for public health. Cannabis businesses have been no exception. Below are a few of the actions that have been taken by the cannabis [...]

The Evolution of Caregiver Product Sourcing in Michigan

2020-03-19T13:58:37-05:00March 13th, 2020|

After the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) was passed in 2008, eligible individuals could become a “primary caregiver” for up to five (5) “registered patients” with certified chronic or debilitating conditions. This designation allows an individual to grow up to twelve (12) plants and possess up to two-and-a-half (2.5) ounces per connected patient. In other [...]

The Status of Cannabis Supply Availability in Michigan

2020-03-05T15:37:34-05:00March 6th, 2020|

Currently, there is a tight supply of wholesale adult-use/recreational marijuana flower in Michigan. Soon, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) is facilitating a stakeholder workgroup to discuss and provide suggestions on the regulatory topic of supply availability.  Why Are Recreational Marijuana Prices So High? The shrinking adult-use marijuana supply is causing prices to soar sharply, as [...]

How to Find Cannabis Industry Jobs in Michigan

2020-02-28T09:30:56-05:00February 28th, 2020|

In November 2018, Michigan residents voted “yes” to legalize adult-use (recreational) marijuana. A year later, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) began accepting applications for adult-use cannabis business licenses. It was then that an influx of applications from prospective adult-use cannabis business owners came pouring in (52 applications on day 1). However, what do you do [...]

The Status of Michigan’s Cannabis Industry, as Compared to Other States

2020-02-21T16:35:02-05:00February 21st, 2020|

In January, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) announced that adult-use (recreational) cannabis sales reached over $10 million. This was an increase of approximately 40% from December’s sales. While these seem to be exciting figures for such a new adult-use market, Michigan has comparatively earned less than other legal states. Illinois began legal [...]

5 Tips for Creating an Energy Efficient and Sustainable Grow Room

2020-02-20T11:06:50-05:00February 12th, 2020|

Growing cannabis generates a lot of electricity and energy, which in turn generates high electricity bills and expenses. For cannabis growers, engaging in sustainability and energy efficiency efforts from the start is an important component to having a competitive edge in the industry, as well as reducing operation costs and addressing environmental concerns.  1. Focus on Details [...]

Top 5 Most Commonly Asked Cannabis Business Questions

2020-02-20T10:16:38-05:00February 6th, 2020|

The cannabis industry is constantly changing and varies vastly from state-to-state. Below are a few of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) we receive weekly. 1. Who Has to Submit a Supplemental Individual Prequalification Application for Step 1 Approval? Any owner with more than 10% interest in the company, employees with managerial control, and their spouses [...]

Responding to a Notice of Deficiency for Cannabis Licenses

2020-01-31T11:52:50-05:00January 31st, 2020|

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) regulates licensing for both Adult-Use Marijuana Establishments and Medical Marijuana Facilities. When applying for a marijuana license, applicants are required to use forms and disclosures created by the agency and respond to each question in its entirety under oath. All attestations, application disclosures, information requested/required by the agency, the acts, [...]

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