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Apply for a Marihuana Event Organizer and Temporary Marihuana Event License

2019-08-08T13:06:13-05:00August 7th, 2019|

Now that the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) has released the Emergency Rules for adult-use marijuana in Michigan, there are plenty of new opportunities to explore if you are considering applying for a marihuana event license.   In addition to the five (5) license types under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA)—grower, processor, [...]

How to Amend a Cannabis Facility License Application

2019-08-02T08:50:11-05:00August 2nd, 2019|

After initial submission of your facility license application, you may need to make amendments and report certain changes in order to comply with the law and regulations. These changes to cannabis facility license application and/or facility license are required to be disclosed to the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) in a timely manner to avoid the [...]

What is a Designated Consumption Establishment? 

2019-08-02T08:56:01-05:00July 29th, 2019|

On July 3rd, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) released emergency rules for Michigan’s adult-use marijuana program. These rules took effect immediately and will remain in effect for 6 months, allowing the MRA time to draft a formal set of rules for the program. As these rules were implemented quickly, we did not expect much focus [...]

5 Takeaways from the MRA’s Adult-Use Emergency Rules

2019-07-12T15:54:22-05:00July 12th, 2019|

On July 3rd, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) released emergency rules concerning Michigan’s adult-use cannabis industry. Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the emergency rules enable the MRA to fully implement the 2018 Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (MRTMA). While these rules are exhaustive in nature, here are five main takeaways from the newly [...]

The MRA: What’s New and What’s Next

2019-06-17T13:38:07-05:00June 17th, 2019|

(Courtesy of Michigan.gov) L-R Lindsay Russman, Colleen Curtis, Krista Moorman, Andrew Brisbo, Sara Hernandez, Kristie Jordan, Desmond Mitchell, Jennifer Piggott, Michella Marshall, Kavita Kale, Brian Hanna. In kicking off the Marijuana Regulatory Agency’s (MRA) first public meeting on Thursday, Jun. 14, 2019, Executive Director Andrew Brisbo stressed the agency’s commitment to “outreach, education [...]

Legal Cannabis Delivery Comes to Michigan

2019-05-29T09:33:55-05:00May 29th, 2019|

In 2019, almost anything we want can deliver to us in hours whether it’s food, groceries, wine, medications, pet supplies or diapers. Since today’s apps allow us to conveniently purchase an abundance of items from the comfort of our homes, medical marijuana is something that should be considered as well. Cannabis delivery licenses in Michigan [...]

Top 5 Tools to Protect Your Cannabusiness and Employees

2019-06-26T14:58:02-05:00May 8th, 2019|

Obtaining a medical marijuana business license is a long and thorough process. Therefore, it's important to keep your eye on licensure. Congratulations, you’ve passed the finish line and you are a fully licensed cannabusiness! But what about after you’ve obtained your license? This is where we commonly see the wheels fall off the wagon and [...]

Michigan Court’s Opinion on Temporary Operators: Two Important Takeaways

2019-05-09T13:15:24-05:00May 3rd, 2019|

On April 30, 2019, Judge Stephen Borrello issued a decision related to the ongoing situation with temporarily operating cannabis facilities in Michigan. Judge Borrello’s opinion contains two important takeaways moving forward as Michigan establishes its medical and adult-use cannabis licensing and regulatory system. Before digging deeper into the opinion, it's important to understand how things ended [...]