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Cannabis Law Blog

Cannabis Law Blog

News and analysis focusing on the full spectrum of cannabis-related issues facing businesses, investors, financial institutions and all levels of government throughout the United States

Michigan Gets Recommendations for Medical Marijuana Rules, New Advisory Panel Members

Back in August, Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) announced the formation of “work groups” to provide input as LARA adopts emergency rules to govern activities under the State’s new Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA). Organized around the MMFLA’s five license types, those work groups met last month. At today’s meeting of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board, LARA unveiled summaries of the work groups’ recommendations. Read More ›

Major Michigan Announcements: Licensing Checklist, Proposed Capitalization Requirements, Other Important Standards

At today’s meeting of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board (Board), the State’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) unveiled a checklist for medical marihuana license applications, announced proposed capitalization requirements, and sought public input on other regulations for marihuana facilities. Read More ›

Michigan Issues Advisory Bulletin on Medical Marihuana Facilities License Process

by Hilary Vigil

Today, Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) issued an Advisory Bulletin on the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation’s (BMMR) intended application process for medical marihuana facilities licenses. The Advisory Bulletin is just that—advisory—and is issued in anticipation of emergency rules that LARA plans to promulgate under the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) in November. Read More ›

Michigan Announces “Road Shows” on Marihuana Licensure

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has announced the dates and locations of educational sessions to explain to potential medical marihuana licensees the state’s new license application process and seed-to-sale tracking system. Read More ›

Michigan Issues Advisory Bulletin on Marijuana Testing

Today, Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released an Advisory Bulletin regarding testing points for marihuana and marihuana infused products. As with all of LARA’s Advisory Bulletins, this announcement provides advance notice of what LARA intends to include in emergency rules that will be issued to implement the State’s new Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA). We continue to expect those emergency rules to be issued by the early part of November. Read More ›

Michigan Releases “FAQ” on Marihuana Facility Licensing

Today, Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) issued a detailed “FAQ” on the process for issuing licenses under the State’s new Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act. Read More ›

A Busy Week for Marijuana-Legislation in Michigan!

This week saw Michigan’s Legislature actively involved in marijuana-related legislation.

As we reported Wednesday, 24 members of Michigan’s House of Representatives signed onto newly introduced House Bill 5014, a bill that would: Read More ›

Michigan to Allow “Stacking” of Multiple Grower Licenses

The State of Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) today released an Advisory Bulletin stating its intent that medical marihuana businesses will be allowed to hold multiple Class C grow licenses, and do so in the same facility. Read More ›

Michigan House Bill Would “Grandfather” Existing MMJ Businesses—And Override Local Approval Requirements

by Hilary Vigil

Yesterday, State Representative Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor), with 21 House Democrat and 3 Republican co-sponsors, introduced a bill that would allow medical marihuana facilities operating on or before August 15, 2017, to remain open until the State can process and approve license applications under the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA). Lost in media reports about House Bill 5014, however, are two other critical changes the bill would make to the MMFLA, including eliminating requirements for local government approvals. Read More ›

Michigan Issues Advisory Bulletin on Co-Location of Medical Marihuana Facilities

The State of Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) today issued an advisory bulletin confirming that the State will allow growers, processors, and provisioning centers to operate in the same location. Read More ›