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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 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 ›

September 12 Michigan Medical Marihuana Board Meeting: December Closure Date for Existing Businesses Likely

A few hours before September 12’s widely anticipated Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board meeting, the State’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released its intended approach to currently operating dispensaries. As we reported, LARA announced that its forthcoming emergency rules will consider continuing marihuana operations after December 15, 2017, to be “a potential impediment to licensure.” Read More ›

Michigan News Flash: LARA to Existing Facilities—Close by December 15

As we have reported on numerous occasions, one of the biggest issues as Michigan moves into a regulated system is how the State will treat license applicants who have operated prior to receiving a license.  Read More ›

Major Announcements Coming at Next Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board Meeting

This past weekend, Director Shelly Edgerton, head of Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), made several important announcements at the State Bar of Michigan’s Marihuana Law Section annual conference.  Read More ›

Michigan Medical Marihuana Board Announces More Meetings

Today, the Michigan Medical Marihuana Board announced further public meetings.

As we reported following the Board’s meeting last week, the Board’s next meeting had been scheduled for October. The State’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (“LARA”) was asked by the Board to come to that meeting with recommendations on how the Board should handle licensing for individuals and entities that are presently operating unlicensed marihuana-related businesses. As multiple Board members explained at the last meeting, these operations are occurring despite a 2013 Michigan Supreme Court decision that held most commercial marihuana activity illegal under Michigan law. Read More ›

Medical Marijuana Rulemaking Process Officially Underway in Michigan

On July 20, 2017, Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (the “Department”) filed Requests for Rulemaking under the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (“MMFLA”), 2016 PA 281, and the Marihuana Tracking Act, 2016 PA 282 with Michigan’s Office of Regulatory Reinvention (“ORR”). On Tuesday, August 8, these RFRs were approved. Read More ›

Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board Meets

On Monday, June 26, 2017, Dykema attorneys were present as Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Licensing Board conducted its first public meeting in Lansing, Michigan. This meeting was the first time that members of the public had the opportunity to address the newly-appointed Board, and marijuana industry advocates and participants took full advantage, overflowing the G. Mennen Williams Building’s auditorium. Read More ›