marijuana regulatory agency

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 [...]

Is It Too Late to Get Into the Legal Cannabis Industry?

2019-10-11T10:37:10-05:00October 11th, 2019|

The legal marijuana industry grew to $10.4 billion in 2018 in the United States and employs more than 250,000 people, according to research firm New Frontier Data. With the cannabis industry booming and changing constantly, it may seem overwhelming and deterring if you’re thinking of breaking into the industry. You might ask: is it too late to [...]

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, [...]

MRA Announces Social Equity Program Expansion

2019-10-03T08:38:39-05:00October 3rd, 2019|

On October 2, 2019 the Michigan Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced that the Social Equity Program would be expanding eligibility to those who have been disproportionately impacted by cannabis laws and enforcement. What is the Social Equity Program? The program is designed to encourage participation in the marijuana industry from those in residing in disproportionately impacted [...]

Health Concerns about Black Market Cannabis

2019-09-09T13:30:25-05:00September 9th, 2019|

On Wednesday, Gov. Whitmer signed an executive order that bans the online and retail sales of flavored tobacco vapes. This decision to prohibit all flavored nicotine vape juice was based on the health and safety of Michigan children. While marijuana vapes are still legal for medical and adult-use consumption, the law can only go so [...]

MMFLA Regulatory Assessment Fees Announced for Fiscal Year 2020

2019-08-13T08:47:05-05:00August 13th, 2019|

On Thursday, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced the new regulatory assessment fees for Fiscal Year 2020. The amount of the regulatory assessment fees for licensed medical marijuana facilities is determined annually as required by section 602 of the Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA), which states:  "The medical marihuana excise fund is created in [...]

Defining Trade Samples in the Cannabis Industry

2019-08-14T09:23:19-05:00August 9th, 2019|

Trade samples are a vital part of the cannabis industry and aid in providing a higher quality of product to consumers. The recently released adult-use emergency rules from the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) contain information on how licensed companies can provide such samples to other licensed companies and its own employees. Rule 53 of the [...]

5 Fast Facts and Updates about the MRA

2019-05-06T08:29:37-05:00May 6th, 2019|

On April 30, the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) established through Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order 2019-7. Led by Executive Director Andrew Brisbo, the MRA implements fresh practices to streamline the application process and ensure safe access to marijuana products. This agency replaces the Medical Marijuana Licensing Board, whose inefficiencies became notorious among potential applicants. Since [...]