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Michigan Cannabis Licensing Information

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Michigan

Michigan

Allows Medical marijuana?: Yes

Allows Adult-Use marijuana?: Yes

2018 Medical Sales : $869,000,000

2022 Projected Medical Sales : $698,000,000

2018 Adult Use Sales : N/A

2022 Projected Adult Use Sales : $663,000,000

Noteworthy Information: Michigan voters approved Proposition 1 on November 6, 2018, making it the 10th state to legalize recreational marijuana. Proposition 1 allows adults 21+ to use marijuana recreationally and grow up to 12 plants, sets a 10-ounce limit for cannabis stored in residences (2.5 ounces and up must be kept in a locked container), and establishes a state licensing system for marijuana businesses. A 10% tax is imposed on all marihuana sales, which will go towards education, transportation infrastructure, and local governments. It also changes violations from crimes to civil infractions. 'Marihuana' (as it's called in Michigan laws) has a beleaguered history in the state. The medical dispensary system was dismantled by a court ruling in May 2016. Then in September 2016 Governor Snyder signed three laws establishing a new system. As the new system gets set up, patients or caregivers may still grow under what remains of the existing system, but caregivers are limited to 5 patients for now. The new laws allow for concentrates and topicals. Applications for the five categories of medical marijuana licenses — for growers, processors, transporters, testers and dispensaries — are now available (http://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/Medical_Marihuana_Facility_License_Paper_Application_608216_7.pdf).

Is there a Regulatory Structure? (State Agency): Yes (Michigan has centralized all aspects of medical marihuana regulation with the creation of the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation (BMMR) housed in the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA))

# of Dispensaries Allowed (# issued): Called "Provisioning centers." The Department and the Board cannot limit the number of licenses issued. The number of licenses issued will be based on the local municipality. The local Municipalities may limit the type and number of facilities authorized within its boundaries.

# of Cultivations Allowed (# issued): Called "Growers." There are three classes:
(a) Class A – 500 marihuana plants.
(b) Class B – 1,000 marihuana plants.
(c) Class C – 1,500 marihuana plants.
N/A. The number of licenses issued will be based on the local municipality. The local Municipalities may limit the type and number of facilities authorized within its boundaries.

# of Manufacturers Allowed (# issued): Called "Processors." N/A
The number of licenses issued will be based on the local municipality. The local Municipalities may limit the type and number of facilities authorized within its boundaries.

# of Testing labs Allowed (# issued): N/A
The number of licenses issued will be based on the local municipality. The local Municipalities may limit the type and number of facilities authorized within its boundaries.

Geographic Distribution of Licenses: N/A

Application Fee:
Application fee for patient card: $60
Caregiver background check processing fee: $25
[Fees for other licenses have not yet been finalized.]

Licensing Fees:
Patient renewal fee: $60
Revised or duplicate copy of the registration identification card fee: $10
[Fees for other licenses have not yet been finalized.]

Residency Requirements:
N/A

Vertical Integration Allowed, Required or Prohibited:
Prohibited

Medical Marijuana Qualifying Patient Conditions:

1.Cancer
2. Glaucoma
3. HIV Positive or AIDS
4. Hepatitis C
5. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
6. Crohn’s Disease
7. Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease
8. Nail Patella
9. A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces 1 or more of the following: Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome; Severe and Chronic Pain; Severe Nausea; Seizures (Including but not limited to those characteristic of Epilepsy)' Severe and Persistent Muscle Spasms; (Including but not limited to those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis) or
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Testing Required:
Yes

New Leaf Cannabis Consulting can help you achieve cannabis licensure in Michigan.

The team at New Leaf Cannabis Consulting has assisted cannabis businesses launch successfully throughout the United States. Team New Leaf are high level professionals who are also veterans of this industry: We know what it takes to take you step by step through the licensing process even when regulatory details are unclear.

To learn more or get started, contact us today. We look forward to helping your cannabis business take off in Michigan.

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