Medical Marijuana

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 [...]

The Role Cannabis Plays in Fighting the Opioid Crisis

2019-05-15T08:21:35-05:00May 15th, 2019|

More than 130 people die every day in the United States from the opioid crisis. The misuse and addiction to opioid medications such as prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids like fentanyl, has more than doubled in the U.S. over the past decade. The problem hits home with Michigan residents. In 2017, there were [...]

Growing and Going Green for a Municipal License

2019-06-11T10:03:01-05:00May 10th, 2019|

Whether for medical or adult-use, the demand for legal cannabis is rapidly increasing. In Michigan, those who want to become a part of the cannabusiness industry need to gain both state and municipal licenses.  With so many entrepreneurs seeking a municipal license, it's important to submit a competitive and impressive application in order to stand [...]

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 Lawmakers Considering New Driving Laws for Medical Marijuana Patients

2016-11-07T15:14:36-05:00March 24th, 2015|

Michigan Medical Marijuana Driving Laws Could Change Driving laws regarding marijuana are different for those with valid Michigan Medical Marijuana cards. In 2013 the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that patients cannot be held to the same legal standard regarding driving after recently ingesting marijuana. For all others, any amount of active marijuana in your blood [...]