MRA

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 [...]

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 [...]

Apply for a Marihuana Event Organizer and Temporary Marihuana Event License

2019-08-08T13:06:13-05:00August 7th, 2019|

Now that the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) has released the Emergency Rules for adult-use marijuana in Michigan, there are plenty of new opportunities to explore if you are considering applying for a marihuana event license.   In addition to the five (5) license types under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA)—grower, processor, [...]

How to Amend a Cannabis Facility License Application

2019-08-02T08:50:11-05:00August 2nd, 2019|

After initial submission of your facility license application, you may need to make amendments and report certain changes in order to comply with the law and regulations. These changes to cannabis facility license application and/or facility license are required to be disclosed to the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) in a timely manner to avoid the [...]

What is a Designated Consumption Establishment? 

2019-08-02T08:56:01-05:00July 29th, 2019|

On July 3rd, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) released emergency rules for Michigan’s adult-use marijuana program. These rules took effect immediately and will remain in effect for 6 months, allowing the MRA time to draft a formal set of rules for the program. As these rules were implemented quickly, we did not expect much focus [...]

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:  [...]

The MRA: What’s New and What’s Next

2019-06-17T13:38:07-05:00June 17th, 2019|

(Courtesy of Michigan.gov) L-R Lindsay Russman, Colleen Curtis, Krista Moorman, Andrew Brisbo, Sara Hernandez, Kristie Jordan, Desmond Mitchell, Jennifer Piggott, Michella Marshall, Kavita Kale, Brian Hanna. In kicking off the Marijuana Regulatory Agency’s (MRA) first public meeting on Thursday, Jun. 14, 2019, Executive Director Andrew Brisbo stressed the agency’s commitment to “outreach, education [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]