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Asked and Answered: 10 FAQs About Recreational Marijuana

2019-12-11T15:20:42-05:00December 11th, 2019|

As recreational marijuana sales begin in Michigan, potential pot customers have many questions about the adult-use/recreational market and the sales of legal weed.  Here’s a look at some of the most frequently asked questions and answers: 1. Where Can I Buy Recreational Marijuana in Michigan? The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) began accepting marijuana business license applications [...]

Michigan’s Temporary Marijuana Vape Ban

2019-11-26T15:33:53-05:00November 27th, 2019|

Last Friday, Michigan regulators banned the sale of marijuana vape products currently on shelves until they are further tested for the presence of vitamin E acetate. This emergency action comes after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a ban on flavored vaping products with tobacco in early September, citing a "public health concern." The products in state [...]

What Can I Do with a Marijuana Product if it Fails Testing?

2019-11-20T09:20:27-05:00November 20th, 2019|

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) released a technical bulletin on Friday, Nov. 15th to advise licensees on the process for dealing with a failed marijuana product(s).  When a marijuana product fails testing, a licensee has two options for the failed product, according to Rule 46 (R 333.246) of the Administrative Rules under the Medical Marihuana [...]

MRA Approves Transfer of Marijuana Between Equivalent Licenses

2019-11-15T13:51:48-05:00November 18th, 2019|

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 [...]

What is the 10% Rule for Michigan Cannabis Licenses? 

2019-11-14T10:56:44-05:00November 13th, 2019|

All Michigan cannabis licenses start with a prequalification application. Prequalification is the State of Michigan’s background check process for entities and individuals hoping to own and operate marijuana establishments. Prequalification involves a significant audit and review of the applicant entities financial and operational history, as well as a review of all significant stakeholders and their [...]

Annual Financial Statements Required by the MRA for FY 2019

2019-12-09T15:23:12-05:00November 11th, 2019|

The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) recently issued a bulletin to announce the required annual financial statements for fiscal year 2019, pursuant to Section 701 of the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA). This much anticipated guidance outlines the financial reporting requirement for licensees. Filing the Annual Financial Statements Per the MRA bulletin, requirements for [...]

Michigan Medical Marijuana Administrative Rule Changes

2019-11-06T09:15:43-05:00November 6th, 2019|

On Friday, Oct, 25th, 2019, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) amended the Administrative Rules for Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP). Below are the most important amendments for program participants: Reduction in Patient Application Fee The patient application fee (for a two-year card) has been reduced from $60 to $40. Elimination of Caregiver Fee The $25 [...]

Adult-Use Marijuana Applications Are Now Being Accepted

2019-10-31T15:39:34-05:00October 31st, 2019|

Today on Nov. 1st, 2019, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) began accepting adult-use applications for marijuana licensing under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA). This was passed by the voters of the state of Michigan in November 2018. Similar to the process for medical marijuana application approval, the MRA will be utilizing [...]

Employee Background Checks for Cannabis Business Licensees

2019-10-15T12:58:09-05:00October 15th, 2019|

On Oct. 9, 2019, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) released a bulletin advising all licensees on the hiring process of prospective employees. Can a licensee hire an employee with a felony? All licenses, including adult-use establishment licensees, must conduct background checks on all prospective employees before hiring them according to section 405 of the Medical Marijuana Facilities [...]

MRA Releases Adult-Use Marijuana License Applications

2019-10-03T15:43:17-05:00October 3rd, 2019|

Just today, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) released detailed, step-by- step instructions for the adult-use marijuana license applications. These applications will start being accepted by the MRA on Nov. 1st.  We have outlined what you need to know as a prospective adult-use marijuana licensee below: What types of marijuana licenses are available? As a refresher, [...]

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