October 2017 UPDATE:
There has been almost daily news and updates on the MMFLA in recent days. LARA has been issuing Advisory Bulletins almost once week, attempting to provide some guidance to the many individuals and entities that seek to apply for licenses on December 15, 2017. We anticipate that things will continue to heat up as we get closer to the December 15, 2017 date when the state will begin to accept medical marijuana license applications for the five classes of licenses. You can also access all of the MMFLA LARA Advisory Bulletins here: LARA MMFLA Advisory Bulletins.
Worthy of note, LARA has said that it will NOT limit the number of medical marijuana licenses granted. What this means, is that anyone who applies and meets all of the licensing criteria will be issued a license. This is a bold departure from most medical marihuana states who severely limit the number of growers, processors, and dispensaries.
The state of Michigan will begin accepting applications for the following licenses on December 15, 2017.
- Marijuana growers licenses, Class A, B, and C
- Secure Transporters
- Marijuana Processors
- Laboratory Testing Facilities (called "Safety Compliance Centers")
- Dispensaries (called "Provisioning Centers").