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10 Insider Tips for Cannabis Business Applicants

2020-04-17T09:08:13-05:00April 17th, 2020|

Starting a cannabis business requires lots of preparation and analysis from you, your supplemental applicants and your hired team of experts. During these times, there will be inevitable temporary changes to the typical application process due to building delays However, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) has laid out these 10 general tips for you to [...]

Responding to a Notice of Deficiency for Cannabis Licenses

2020-01-31T11:52:50-05:00January 31st, 2020|

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) regulates licensing for both Adult-Use Marijuana Establishments and Medical Marijuana Facilities. When applying for a marijuana license, applicants are required to use forms and disclosures created by the agency and respond to each question in its entirety under oath. All attestations, application disclosures, information requested/required by the agency, the acts, [...]

Michigan’s Temporary Marijuana Vape Ban

2019-11-26T15:33:53-05:00November 27th, 2019|

Last Friday, Michigan regulators banned the sale of marijuana vape products currently on shelves until they are further tested for the presence of vitamin E acetate. This emergency action comes after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a ban on flavored vaping products with tobacco in early September, citing a "public health concern." The products in state [...]

Annual Financial Statements Required by the MRA for FY 2019

2020-03-20T12:18:02-05:00November 11th, 2019|

UPDATE 3/20/2020: To all of our valued clients, we would like to update you on some very important matters affecting us all. Amid all the craziness and uncertainty surrounding your tax filing obligations, here is what we know now: The tax filing (and payment) due date for individuals and C corporations is now July 15th [...]

Employee Background Checks for Cannabis Business Licensees

2020-02-20T10:59:04-05:00October 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 [...]

How to Renew Your Medical Marijuana Facility License

2019-09-17T14:40:35-05:00September 17th, 2019|

Once your facility is up and running, it is important to note that your entity’s medical marijuana state operating license is due for renewal 1 year after licensure approval.  It is critical to your facility’s success to keep track of renewal dates, renewal requirements, and compliance regulations. This is to ensure that your facility does [...]

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 [...]

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