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Court of Appeals Opinion-Wet Marijuana Not Protected By MMMA

According to some cannabis attorneys patients and caregivers as well as cultivators in Michigan can't process their plants without breaking the law as a result of a Court of Appeals decision.   During the drying process between when a marijuana plant is harvested and completely dried f

Judge Dismisses Felony Charges Against Marijuana Grow Facility in Detroit

July 31, 2018 - A  Judge dismissed felony charges against six people arrested in a raid of a Detroit medical marijuana grow facility. 2 months ago, the authorities raided w

LARA-MMFLA-UPDATE-Reminds Michigan Temporary Operators Ohio Patient ID Cards

LARA-MMFLA Update-Per Rule 40, Section 2(a) of the Emergency Rules, a licensed provisioning center may sell or transfer marihuana product to a visiting qualifying patient if all of the following are met: Update-The licensee verifies that the visiting qualifying patient has a valid unexpired medical marihuana r

Michigan Marihuana Grower License Class Levels

Marihuana Grower License In Michigan a Marihuana Grower is licensed to cultivate, dry, trim, or cure and package marihuana for sale to a processor or provisioning center.  A Grower cannot be a registered primary caregiver. The 3 levels of a Growers' license

Detroit Judge Dismissed Felony Charges Against Medical Marijuana Grow Facility

July 31, 2018 -A Detroit Judge dismissed felony charges against six people arrested in a raid of a Detroit medical marijuana grow facility. All charges against Curtis Williams, 36; Cotea Jeanne Walsh, 37; Jones, 53; Travis Davison, 27; Jabari Currie, 31; and James Frazier, 32, of Detroit, were dismissed following a raid in the city of Detroit on

Detroit Judge Accused of Being Soft on Crime by Police

The Job of a Judge is to make decisions of whether there is enough evidence to hold someone, give them bond or release them.  Police do not make decisions of whether a person is guilty or innocent.  They just are supposed to gather the facts and evidence.  Both should work together to support the allegations of facts to assist in determining whe

The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled they have the right to ban guns

July 27, 2018 - The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that the Ann Arbor and Clio school districts have a right to ban guns from their schools   In a very much watched case that deals a blow to gun rights advocates who argued state law prohibits schools from enacting those policies.   Both districts had adopted the policies tha

Medical Marihuana Industry – Potential Health and Safety Hazards

The hazards that may be present in the marihuana industry highlight the need for careful attention to safety and health at all facets of the businesses. Not all items listed in this guide may be present at a medical marijuana facility. Conversely, there may be additional ones not listed on this guide that may be present. This guide is intended t


LARA-MMFLA - ADVISORY BULLETIN July 17, 2018 This advisory bulletin does not constitute legal advice and is subject to change. Licensees are encouraged to seek legal counsel to ensure their operations comply with the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act and associated Emergency Rules.

LARA Updated Marihuana Registry Forms

Updated Forms for Medical Marihuana Registry Identification Card Now Available July 9, 2018 – Updated MMMP Form. Michigan residents

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Prohibited Appearances and Packaging of Medical Marihuana

Prohibited Appearances and Packaging of Medical Marihuana Products The Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act Emergency Rules establish protocols regarding edible marihuana products. Per

LARA-MMFLA-How does the application process work

How does the application process work and who can apply for a license?   Anyone -- individual or business -- who feels that they can satisfy statutory and administrative rule requirements for a marihuana facility license may apply for a license. BMMR will begin accepting applications on December 15, 2017. There is no deadline to c

LARA-MMFLA-multiple licenses from LARA-do I have to pay the 6000 application fee for each license

I plan on seeking multiple licenses from LARA, do applicants have to pay the $6000 application fee for each license?   Applicants will need to pay the $6000 application fee for each separate prequalification submitted to BMMR for review. Applicants will not need to pay the $6000 application fee for each separate step 2 submitted.

LARA-MMFLA-Can one submit an application if still waiting for municipality approval

Can you submit the entire application if you are still awaiting municipality approval?   Yes, you can submit the entire application (step 1 and step 2) at any time after December 15, 2017. However, a license cannot be granted until the business’ municipality has opted in to the MMFLA and an address can be identified.  


LARA-MMFLA FAQ-Regulatory Questions

LARA-MMFLA-How can people get information from the board and Department

How can people get information from the board and Department?   The Department’s website has information available on the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing

LARA-MMFLA-Can the Department clarify the intent of Rule 24(2)(c)

Can the Department clarify the intent of Rule 24(2)(c)?   Rule 24(2)(c) of the Emergency Administrative Rules filed on December 4, 2017 pertains to operation at a

LARA-MMFLA-Rule 11 Capitalization requirements

Rule 11 Capitalization requirements   (1) An applicant shall disclose the sources and total amount of capitalization to operate and maintain a proposed marihuana facility. (2) The total amounts of capitalization based on the type of marihuana facility specified in the application for a state operating license are as follows:

LARA-MMFLA-What are the capitalization requirements

What are the capitalization requirements?   Applicants will be required to demonstrate capitalization amounts to operate and maintain the proposed marihuana facility as follows: (a) Grower: Class A - $150,000 (b) Grower: Class B - $300,000 (c) Grower: Class C - $500,000 (d) Processor: $300,000 (e) Provisioning Center:

LARA-MMFLA-How do I become a caregiver

How do I become a caregiver?   You must meet the requirements in the statutory definition of “caregiver” in MCL 333.26423(h). The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) can be found on our website at A patient must submit one of the following t

8 Cannabinoids Produced by Cannabis

8 Cannabinoid Acids Produced by Cannabis   Cannabis produces a variety cannabinoid compounds many of which have not been detected in any other plant. Most of them are present at very low levels, especially in commercial cannabis products, making it difficult for scientists to accurately detect them. Cannabis synthesizes se

LARA-MMFLA-Will co-location of facilities be allowed

Will co-location of facilities be allowed?   Operation at a same location (commonly referred to as co-location) is allowed for grower, processor, and provisioning center licenses when specific requirements are meant: The operation at a same location shall not be