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Non-Michigan Residents and the Adult-Use Cannabis Licensing Process

New applicants who don’t hold an active state operating license under the MMFLA can begin the MRTMA application process by submitting a Step 1 pre-qualification application for all available MRTMA license types.

The pre-qualification process will include criminal background checks of all supplemental applicants, as they haven’t previously been evaluated by the MRA.

Once pre-qualification is obtained, these non-Michigan residents must wait before submitting a Step 2 application for full adult-use cannabis licensing.

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Applicants that currently hold an active operating license under the MMFLA have already gone through the MMFLA’s pre-qualification process, including criminal and financial background checks, and may therefore follow an expedited MRTMA Step 1 pre-qualification process outlined by the MRA.

These applicants can then submit their Step 2 license application for full licensure.

All applicants must complete the same Step 1 pre-qualification process.

However, if a supplemental applicant has already been deemed eligible for an MMFLA license, the MRA intends to still expedite the processing of these applications, as the background checks have already been performed. 

What If I’m Eligible for the Social Equity Program?

Individuals interested in submitting a Step 1 pre-qualification application for an adult-use marihuana license should also keep in mind that the MRTMA’s Social Equity Program provides for some significant licensure discounts, ranging from 10 percent to 75 percent off, based on the individual’s status of living in an area disproportionately affected by marihuana prohibition, prior marihuana convictions, or operation as a caregiver under the MMMA.

If an individual wishes to take advantage of these discounts, they must apply for eligibility under the Social Equity Program prior to submitting a Step 1 pre-qualification application.

The Takeaway

If you’d like more information about how you may obtain an adult-use license to operate a marihuana business in Michigan, under the MMFLA or MRTMA, or would like to apply for eligibility under the Social Equity Program, the knowledgeable and experienced team at the Cannabis Legal Group is ready to assist with any issues or questions you may encounter in the process. 

Are you a non-Michigan resident and need help with the adult-use cannabis licensing process? Request a consultation now.

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