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LARA-MMFLA Bulletin Release Guidelines for Safety Compliance Facilities 7-6-18

A new advisory bulletin has been issued by the Bureau of Medical Marihuana. Proficiency Testing Guidelines for Safety Compliance Facilities. Released July 5, 2018 The Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) and the May 30, 2018 Emergency Rules require the Dept of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to establish a prof

LARA-MMFLA-What does the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board do

What does the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board do? The Medical Marihuana Licensing Board is comprised of 5 members, appointed by the Governor (with input from the Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the House), to administer the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act. This includes reviewing applications, issuing licenses, revo

LARA-MMFLA-Michigan communities that have opted in to the MMFLA

Michigan communities that have opted in to the MMFLA This is an unofficial document compiled by Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation staff for informational purposes only. This is a working document tha

LARA-MMFLA-financial institutions generally disfavor cannabis-what does the state have in place to accept fees and taxes

Since financial institutions generally disfavor cannabis businesses what procedure does the state have in place to accept fees and taxes?   The Department intends to allow the acceptance of fees online via credit card payment, or in person via cash, check or credit card. Questions regarding the methods by which taxes may be paid s

LARA-MMFLA-If you get licensed as an individual and then later create a company

If you get licensed as an individual and then later create a company with a different business structure, can that change be made to the license?  

LARA-MMFLA-What will the costs be for a license

What will the costs be for a license?   The initial costs of a license at the state level include the application fee, the regulatory assessment. Additional costs at the state level are authorized under the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) and may be required. An applicant may also need to pay a fee to its munici

LARA-MMFLA-Where can I find more information on each type of license

Where can I find more information on each type of license?   Details on each license category can be found in Part 5 of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, 2016 PA 281. Here: Grower license: 

LARA-MMFLA-What prohibits a person from obtaining a license

What prohibits a person from obtaining a license?   An applicant cannot obtain a license if any of the following is true: The applicant is ineligible if he or she has knowingly submitted an application for a license under this act that contains

LARA-MMFLA-Does my criminal history prevent me from obtaining a license

Does my criminal history prevent me from obtaining a license?   It depends on whether the following are true: The applicant is ineligible if he or she has been convicted of or released from incarceration for a felony under the laws of this state, any other state, or the United States (federal law) within the past 10 y

LARA-MMFLA-ADVISORY BULLETIN July 3, 2018

PROCESSOR REMINDERS Originally Posted July 5, 2018 Repost July 7, 2018 (just for you Bob) Applicants for processor operator licenses should take note of the f

LARA-MMFLA-do I have to pay the $6000 application fee for each license

I plan on seeking multiple licenses from LARA, do I 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. However,

Will the Department allow for licensing stacking

Will the Department allow for licensing stacking?   A potential licensee may apply for and be granted multiple (“stacked”) class C grow licenses— each authorizing the grower to grow up to 1,500 marihuana plants—in a single location, subject to the following conditions:

LARA-MMFLA-Cease and Desist Letters to non compliant Medical Marijuana locations

LARA-Cease and Desist Letters to non compliant Medical Marijuana locations These locations have been served cease and desist letters for not being in compliance with the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act and th

LARA-MMFLA-Who are the rules being created by

Who are the rules being created by?   The Department in consultation with the Board. Section 206 of the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA), require

LARA-MMFLA-can a person seeking certification for medical marijuana do so in a dispensary or provisioning center

With the implementation of the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA), can a person seeking certification for medical marijuana do so in a dispensary or provisioning center?   A licensed provisioning center may not allow a physician to conduct a medical examination or issue a medical certification document on their lic

LARA-MMFLA-When can I apply for my license

When can I apply for my license? What are the different licenses I can apply for? When will LARA stop taking applications? Beginning December 15, 2017, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will begin taking applications for the following licenses: • Grower • Processor • Trans

LARA-MMFLA-Can a caregiver work in a licensed provisioning center, grow operation or other licensed facility

Can a caregiver work in a licensed provisioning center, grow operation or other licensed facility and retain their caregiver status under MMMA?  

LARA-MMFLA-How do attorneys or other entities submit materials on someone else’s behalf

How do attorneys or other entities submit materials on someone else's behalf?   Third parties, such as CPAs, attorneys, etc., may create their own login for Accela, the facilities licensing application portal, and fill out applications and upload documents on behalf of their clients. Third parties will need to include documentatio

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.  The BMMR will begin accepting applications on December 15, 2017. There is no dead

Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-There is a difference

A scientific article on analyticalcannabis.com points out the main differences between Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It goes- Of the at least 113 cannabinoids that have

Senate passed legislation 86 – 11 to legalize hemp as agricultural commodity-Now moves to the house

The US Senate passed legislation Thursday 6/28/18 by a vote of 86 - 11 that would legalize hemp as an agricultural commodity. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell... "I have heard from many Kentucky farmers who agree it’s time to remove the federal hurdles and give our state the opportunity to seize its full potential and on

Bill will allow smoking medical cannabis in federally assisted housing

Right now smoking medical cannabis prevents people from benefiting from federal housing. The “Marijuana in Federally Assisted Housing Parity Act of 2018” introduced by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) will protect people who use medical marijuana. It’s an ambitious bill prompted by a D.C. resident’s need for cannabis medication who

The Six Most helpful Cannabinoids

The scientific name for cannabinoid is known as phytocannabinoid. The human endocannabinoid system is found throughout the body, dispersed within our connective tissue, glands, brain, immune cells and organs. Research has shown that receptors within this system react positively to cannabinoid compounds, resulting in a myriad of therape

Senate Bill Passes To Make Medical Marijuana Available For Military Veterans

The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 86 to 5 for U.S. military veterans who would be permitted to be given recommendations for medical marijuana from government doctors under new legislation. This provision is part of a legislation to fund parts of the federal government including the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) . This would also p