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Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency Provides Information About MRTMA at its First Public Meeting

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Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency Provides Information About MRTMA at its First Public Meeting

Authored by Dykema Summer Associate Madison Laskowski

On June 13th, in its first public meeting, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) received comments and provided information on the administration of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA).

Most notably, MRA announced that emergency rules for recreational marijuana will be filed at the end of this month. Those rules will be effective for six months while MRA develops permanent rules. MRA is also in the final stages of creating an application for the use of recreational marijuana. The application will follow the two-step application process used for Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) applications, but with a process to fast track applicants that currently hold an MMFLA license. Those wishing to apply can expect applications to be made available this summer, and completed applications can be submitted starting this fall.

Along with the information related to MRTMA, MRA announced changes to MMFLA applications. MRA also stated that it will begin another round of rulemaking for the MMFLA rules to address the sunset on the tax of medical marijuana sales and to consider other changes, with the goal of harmonizing the MMFLA rules and the MRTMA rules.

As always, stay tuned to Dykema’s Cannabis law blog for further information as MRA continues to develop the regulations for Michigan’s marijuana industry.