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Michigan Seeks Clarity on Legality of Marijuana

Jan 26, 2018

This week the House of Representatives approved House Concurrent Resolution No. 11 asking the federal government to clarify its position on the legality of marijuana. In 2008 Michigan voters approved a citizens-initiated ballot proposal allowing the medical use of marijuana. Similarly, twenty-eight other states have also passed legislation that conflicts with federal law. This creates […]

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Medical Marihuana Emergency Administrative Rules Released

Dec 08, 2017

On Monday, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) issued emergency administrative rules for the purpose of implementing the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA). The rules were signed by Governor Rick Snyder and are effective as of December 4, 2107, and will remain in effect for six months. During that time, the The […]

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Participants Sought for Medical Marihuana Stakeholder Workgroups

Aug 25, 2017

The Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulations (BMMR), housed with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, is seeking participants for medical marihuana stakeholder workgroups.  The bureau is facilitating five stakeholder work groups to discuss and provide suggestions on regulatory topics related to the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.  The work groups are: Grower Processor Safety […]

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Medical Marijuana Ads May Not Come to Billboard Near You

Jun 16, 2017

This week, Senator Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) and Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing) introduced companion bills that would regulate advertising for medical marijuana and medical marijuana services. Senate Bill 463 and House Bill 4767 would effectively ban advertising on billboards for medical marijuana, medical marijuana dispensaries, and businesses that facilitate access to medical marijuana.  According to […]

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Governor Makes Appointments to Medical Marihuana Licensing Board

Jun 02, 2017

Last Friday, Governor Rick Snyder announced the initial appointments to the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board established by the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.  Housed within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the five-member board was created to implement the system of licensing and regulation established under the Act.  The initial appointees are: For a […]

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New Bureau Created for Medical Marihuana Regulations

Apr 14, 2017

It was announced that Michigan has centralized all aspects of medical marihuana regulation by creating the new Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation (BMMR) housed within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). The new bureau combines the existing oversight functions of the state’s patient and caregiver registry with the newly established statutory requirements for […]

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