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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, [...]

MRA Introduces Proposed Marijuana Rule Sets

2020-01-14T10:46:52-05:00January 14th, 2020|

Soon, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) will hold a public hearing to receive public comment on the proposed combined topic-based rule sets. The proposed topic-based rule sets are intended to provide clarity/consistency to those working in both the medical and adult-use markets. The rule sets provide for the implementation of a program to license medical [...]

Examining the First Week of 2020 for the Michigan Cannabis Industry

2020-01-13T09:56:14-05:00January 10th, 2020|

As of Jan. 2nd, 2020, Michigan's Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) has issued 54 recreational marijuana business licenses, including 27 to retail stores. This is nearly double the number of licenses that were expected to be issued by Jan. 1st, according to the agency. Recreational Marijuana Sales  Recreational (adult-use) marijuana sales in Michigan neared $6.5 million [...]

Remediation of Marijuana from Medical to Adult Use

2019-12-16T11:31:44-05:00December 16th, 2019|

On Dec. 12th, 2019, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) released a technical bulletin outlining the remediation process of marijuana from medical to adult-use. In this bulletin, the agency mandates that a failed test sample must pass two separate retests consecutively to be eligible for sale or transfer. If both retests pass, the batch is out of [...]

Asked and Answered: 10 FAQs About Recreational Marijuana

2019-12-16T11:26:17-05:00December 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 [...]

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 [...]

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