MMFLA

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 [...]

What is Considered a “Plant” for my Marijuana Grower Plant Count?

2019-08-02T08:53:37-05:00July 31st, 2019|

The rules governing the cultivation of cannabis in Michigan revolves around the number of plants a person or entity can legally possess. 12 plants can be grown per qualifying patient under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA); 12 plants can be grown per household for recreational purposes under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana [...]

Revised MMFLA Application Forms: What You Should Know

2019-06-21T08:31:01-05:00June 21st, 2019|

The Michigan Regulatory Agency (MRA) recently made revisions to the MMFLA Application Forms in order to streamline the application intake, review and approval process. The MRA is continuing to utilize a two-step application process for state operating licenses in Michigan consisting of prequalification and facility licensing, but made the following changes to the application forms:  [...]

Identifying and Disclosing your Cannabusiness’ “Managerial Employees”

2019-06-27T13:35:16-05:00June 14th, 2019|

After obtaining a cannabis business license, maintaining a stellar track record of compliance with the laws and rules is essential​ to your company’s continued success. To achieve this goal, your company must know all applicable regulatory requirements. This is to ensure that the business stays above board and does not incur fines, sanctions, or worse [...]

When Should I Update my Cannabusiness Bylaws?

2019-06-26T14:54:46-05:00May 31st, 2019|

Bylaws are written by or on behalf of a corporation's owners at the time of its founding. However, even if these are the rules that direct the company's operations, they're typically not revisited unless an issue arises. If you haven’t reviewed your bylaws since your corporation's founding, there are signs that may suggest revision.  Has [...]

The Ongoing Battle Between Caregivers and Municipalities

2019-05-24T08:06:43-05:00May 24th, 2019|

Ever since the adoption of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) in 2008, an ongoing battle has brewed between caregivers and municipalities in Michigan. The issue? Whether marijuana caregivers who follow Michigan’s medical marijuana law must satisfy additional criteria under their local ordinances. Rights of caregivers vs. municipal authority Caregivers argue that state law is [...]

Market Your Cannabusiness on Social Media

2019-08-08T13:19:24-05:00May 22nd, 2019|

With the number of cannabusinesses exploding across the United States, it’s more important than ever to employ marketing in your business plan. Today, social media is one of the most vital and inexpensive tools at your disposal for your cannabusinesses’ marketing plan. However, before you jump on social media and start posting, there are a [...]

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 [...]