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In June 2020, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) adopted 10 topic-based administrative rule sets. These rule sets apply to both the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) and the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA), replacing the temporary emergency rules that had been in place since 2017. The rule sets are divided into the following 10 topics:

  • Marihuana Licenses
  • Marihuana Licensees
  • Marihuana Operations
  • Marihuana Sampling and Testing
  • Marihuana-Infused Products and Edible Marihuana Products
  • Marihuana Sale or Transfer
  • Marihuana Employees
  • Marihuana Hearings
  • Marihuana Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Industrial Hemp Rules for Marihuana Businesses

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Highlights of the Administrative Rules

While there’s an incredible amount of new information regarding the administrative rules, below is a summary of the changes to the four main categories. Read the full Administrative Rules here.

Licenses

  • Creates one single set of rules for all applicants, including all application requirements
  • Extends pre-qualification period from one year to two years.

Operations

  • Adds that a safety compliance facility may be co-located with a non-MRA lab under certain circumstances.
  • Increases the timeframe for secure transporters to maintain product from 48 hours to 96 hours.
  • Changes waste rules to allow recycling and composting of marijuana plant waste that hasn’t been treated with hazardous chemicals.
  • Changes delivery so that it can be dynamic; drivers can have inventory in their vehicle and be dispatched from delivery to delivery.

Sampling and Testing

Marijuana Infused Products and Edible Marijuana Products

  • All non-marijuana derived inactive ingredients, other than botanical terpenes, must be:
    • Listed on the label
    • Below the FDA approved levels, and
    • Approved for the intended use of the product.

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