regulatory compliance

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 [...]

Register for Our Marijuana Event

2019-09-12T14:17:01-05:00August 26th, 2019|

Are you, or are you about to be, a marijuana facility license holder in the State of Michigan? If so, you should be interested in information and advice about how to maximize your cannabis business’ potential success. The ‘Cultivating A Successful Cannabusiness’ seminar, presented by Cannabis Legal Group, is for cannabis business licensees and especially those whom [...]

Guidance for Maintaining an Eco-Friendly Cannabis Business

2019-08-23T09:15:35-05:00August 23rd, 2019|

In an effort to help protect Michigan’s environment, The Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) issued a summary of environmental regulations that applies to marijuana cultivators and processors. The licensee is responsible for complying with environmental regulation. Below is a summary of the guidance issued by EGLE to help you maintain an eco-friendly [...]

Preparing to Purchase a Licensed Cannabis Facility

2019-08-19T10:04:08-05:00August 19th, 2019|

Last week, we wrote about new application materials released by the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA). These newly released materials serve to assist applicants with changing a facility’s ownership or on how to purchase a licensed cannabis facility from another operator. This week, we’ll discuss the practical steps involved in positioning your company so that you [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

5 Takeaways from the MRA’s Adult-Use Emergency Rules

2019-07-12T15:54:22-05:00July 12th, 2019|

On July 3rd, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) released emergency rules concerning Michigan’s adult-use cannabis industry. Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the emergency rules enable the MRA to fully implement the 2018 Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (MRTMA). While these rules are exhaustive in nature, here are five main takeaways from the newly [...]

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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