Dykema Gossett PLLC

Cannabis Law Blog

Michigan Releases Emergency Rules for Recreational Marijuana

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 Releases Emergency Rules for Recreational Marijuana

Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) today issued emergency rules for the administration and implementation of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA), accompanied by an explanatory press release. There are several notable highlights:

  • For existing licensees under Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA), there is an expedited process to receive a MRTMA license if there will be no change of ownership.
  • The rules establish equivalent licenses between MMFLA and MRTMA and allow equivalent licenses with common ownership to operate at the same location without separate facilities or operations, subject to local restrictions.
  • MRA may authorize MMFLA licensees to transfer their medical marijuana inventory to their MRTMA inventory.
  • The new rules create additional license types, including licenses for marijuana events, consumption establishments, and marijuana growers who hold five Class C MRTMA licenses and wish to grow additional plants.

MRA plans to begin accepting MRTMA license applications on November 1, 2019.

Stay tuned to Dykema’s Cannabis Law Blog for more in-depth analyses of the new MRTMA rules.