Adult-use dispensaries will be open to sell marijuana product throughout Michigan potentially as early as Dec. 1st, 2019. On Nov. 13th, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced several exciting changes for those who hold equivalent licenses. Beginning December 1st, licensees who hold equivalent licenses may transfer marijuana product from the inventory of their marijuana facility to the inventory of their marijuana establishment.
This applies if they hold marijuana grower/grower, marijuana processor/processor, or marijuana retailer/provisioning center equivalent licenses. Beginning Dec. 1st, 2019:
All product transferred must have passed test results entered in the statewide monitoring system. Product transferred from a provisioning center to a marijuana retailer shall not exceed the maximum THC concentrations allowed under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (MRTMA), listed in the table below:
“Equivalent licenses” means any of the following held by a single licensee:
Marijuana and marijuana product transferred from a provisioning center to a marijuana retailer shall be labeled in accordance with Rule 49 of the Adult-Use Marihuana Establishments Emergency Rules and contain the following information:
*State operating license under the MMFLA. **Safety compliance facility licensed under the MMFLA.
The marijuana or marijuana product package transfers from facility to establishment must be in accordance with this bulletin and the administrative rules. All transfers must be tracked in the statewide monitoring system (METRC). To request a transfer, please email MRAfirstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Request to transfer product to equivalent license”. The email must include the following information.
Medical products will bear the YELLOW METRC package label when transferred. Once the package has been accepted into the establishments inventory, a new package will need to be created which bears the BLUE METRC package label. METRC will be issuing a technical bulletin with step by step instructions for licensees.
It is important to note that a marijuana establishment is prohibited from transferring marijuana product inventory to a medical marijuana facility. To read the full advisory bulletin, click here.
As stated before, adult-use dispensaries may be open to sell marijuana product as early as December 1st. This means that it’s vital to have an experienced cannabis attorney assist you for all of your business needs whether you’re preparing to become licensed or if you’re already a license holder. Doing this will ensure that you are starting on the right foot in this exciting yet complex industry. Contact our team of skilled cannabis lawyers today!
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