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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

Cannabis drug get FDA approval that should lead to change in federal regulations

June 26, 2018 DEA to hopefully change CBD scheduling within 90 days. The US Food and Drug Administration announced Monday June 25, 2018  the approval of the first cannabis based prescription medication.   The medicine is called Epidiolex and is a plant-derived oral solution of cannabidiol (CBD).  CBD is a chemical compon

FDA Approval of CBD for Epilepsy Treatment

Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the importance of conducting proper research to prove safe and effective medical uses for the active chemicals in marijuana and its components.   Over the past decade, we’ve seen a growing interest in the development of therapies derived from marijuana and its compo

Canada is the second nation in the world to legalize marijuana

Recreational marijuana use will soon be legal in Canada after the Senate passed a "historic" bill on Tuesday 6/19/18 with a vote of 52-29. Canada is the second country in the world to implement legislation to permit a nationwide marijuana market.   Uruguay was the first country to 

Michigan Legalizing Marijuana Debate With MILegalize Jeff Hank

Jeff Hank debated Matthew Yalscot of Healthy and Productive Michigan along with David Harns from LARA / BMMR about legalizing marijuana.  

Ron Wyden Hemp History Week and Urging Congress to Allow American Farmers to Grow Hemp

Senators Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, and Rand Paul, R-Ky., cheered the passage of their bipartisan Senate resolution designating June 4-10 “Hemp History Week.”

Woman jailed for 5 months after vitamins mistaken for drugs

A mother with no criminal record of 4 separated from her family and children after being jailed for vitamins being mistaken for drugs in a widely used drug test kit by police. These Duq

Canceled Meeting Means More Delays for Medical Marijuana Licenses in Michigan

LANSING — The Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensing Board was supposed to give out the first licenses to cannabis businesses next week. But those businesses will have to wait another month before they can open their doors after Monday's meeting was cancelled on Friday.