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What is the 10% Rule for Michigan Cannabis Licenses? 

2019-11-14T10:56:44-05:00November 13th, 2019|

All Michigan cannabis licenses start with a prequalification application. Prequalification is the State of Michigan’s background check process for entities and individuals hoping to own and operate marijuana establishments. Prequalification involves a significant audit and review of the applicant entities financial and operational history, as well as a review of all significant stakeholders and their [...]

Annual Financial Statements Required by the MRA for FY 2019

2019-11-11T09:14:05-05:00November 11th, 2019|

The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) recently issued a bulletin to announce what's required in the annual financial statements for fiscal year 2019, pursuant to Section 701 of the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA). This much anticipated guidance outlines the financial reporting requirement for licensees.  Per the MRA bulletin, requirements for the annual financial [...]

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 [...]

Adult-Use Marijuana Applications Are Now Being Accepted

2019-10-31T15:39:34-05:00October 31st, 2019|

Today on Nov. 1st, 2019, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) began accepting adult-use applications for marijuana licensing under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA). This was passed by the voters of the state of Michigan in November 2018. Similar to the process for medical marijuana application approval, the MRA will be utilizing [...]

Employee Background Checks for Cannabis Business Licensees

2019-10-15T12:58:09-05:00October 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 [...]

Is It Too Late to Get Into the Legal Cannabis Industry?

2019-10-11T10:37:10-05:00October 11th, 2019|

The legal marijuana industry grew to $10.4 billion in 2018 in the United States and employs more than 250,000 people, according to research firm New Frontier Data. With the cannabis industry booming and changing constantly, it may seem overwhelming and deterring if you’re thinking of breaking into the industry. You might ask: is it too late to [...]

MRA Releases Adult-Use Marijuana License Applications

2019-10-03T15:43:17-05:00October 3rd, 2019|

Just today, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) released detailed, step-by- step instructions for the adult-use marijuana license applications. These applications will start being accepted by the MRA on Nov. 1st.  We have outlined what you need to know as a prospective adult-use marijuana licensee below: What types of marijuana licenses are available? As a refresher, [...]

MRA Announces Social Equity Program Expansion

2019-10-03T08:38:39-05:00October 3rd, 2019|

On October 2, 2019 the Michigan Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced that the Social Equity Program would be expanding eligibility to those who have been disproportionately impacted by cannabis laws and enforcement. What is the Social Equity Program? The program is designed to encourage participation in the marijuana industry from those in residing in disproportionately impacted [...]

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 [...]

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