Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency has announced an expiration of multiple eligibility restrictions for recreational marijuana establishment licenses, starting March 1, 2021.
Originally, under MCL 333.27959(6) of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA), applicants for Class B or C Growers, Retailers, Processors, or Secure Transporters were required to hold a medical marijuana facility license under the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.
These requirements were statutorily set to automatically expire two years after recreational marijuana license applications were first accepted in Michigan (which was November 1, 2019). The MRTMA gives the Marijuana Regulatory Agency authority to eliminate these requirements after just one year, however, if it determines that additional licenses are necessary to minimize the illegal marijuana market.
The Marijuana Regulatory Agency has now decided that additional licenses are in fact necessary to minimize the illegal marijuana market, so it will begin accepting applications for these licenses from any applicant beginning March 1, 2021.
We Can Help
If you will be a newly eligible recreational marijuana establishment applicant or are currently eligible and want to pursue an MRTMA license before the number of eligible applicants expands, the experienced attorneys at Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy in Muskegon are well-equipped to assist you.
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