Medical Marijuana

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 [...]

Recreational Marijuana Home Delivery Available in Michigan

2020-01-06T11:17:33-05:00December 30th, 2019|

Soon, recreational marijuana will be able to be delivered to homes in Michigan. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) approved the first three businesses for adult-use home delivery this week: Lit Provisioning Centers in Evart, Battle Creek Provisioning in Battle Creek and Nature’s ReLeaf in Burton. How Can You Get Marijuana Legally Delivered to Your Home? [...]

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 [...]

Medical Marijuana Operation and Oversight Grants for FY 2020

2019-11-21T16:01:34-05:00November 24th, 2019|

Last Thursday, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced that the Medical Marijuana Operation and Oversight Grant application for Fiscal Year 2020 is now available. These grants seek to support medical marijuana education, awareness, and outreach efforts.  How are Operation and Oversight Grants distributed? Operation and Oversight Grants are to be distributed at the county level [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Macomb County Circuit Court Stops Warren from Issuing Medical Marijuana Licenses

2019-08-30T15:17:55-05:00August 30th, 2019|

This week at the Macomb County Circuit Court, Judge Carl Marlinga granted a preliminary injunction halting the issuance of medical marijuana facility licenses in Warren. The request was made by attorneys for an LLC seeking municipal licensure in Warren. The injunction was granted on the basis that the Warren Medical Marijuana Subcommittee held private meetings [...]

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 [...]

Looking Beyond the Paperwork: Corporate Governance Practices

2019-06-26T14:52:44-05:00June 12th, 2019|

Operating agreements​, ​bylaws​, corporate books and meeting minutes. These are the basic documents when people think of “corporate governance." After all, they define the structure of the company and how the business governs itself. However, in today’s economy, corporate governance needs to extend beyond just the documents. Corporate governance is not just ​how y​our board [...]

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