By: Scott F. Roberts
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5 License Types Under The MMFLA
On May 17, 2018, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released inspection guides for all 5 license types under the MMFLA (i.e. provisioning centers, growers, secured transporters, processing centers, and safety compliance centers). These guides serve as the definitive checklist that all Michigan medical marijuana facilities must follow in order to be approved for a Michigan medical marijuana business license.
These guides are drafted to be specific to each type of business entity. For example, some of the important aspects of the provisioning center inspection guide include:
- The inspection process for dispensaries in Michigan;
The process regarding if and when a dispensary has a duty to notify and report an issue to LARA;
The regulations controlling the sale or transfer of marijuana product in dispensaries;
The rules governing the operation of Growers, Processors, and Dispensaries in the same facility;
Regulations regarding hiring and terminating employees and managers; and
Specific provisions regarding the storage of medical marijuana product.
These inspection guides include complex and detailed information which are vital to the success of your MMFLA application. If you are considering obtaining a medical marijuana facility license for a Michigan marijuana business, we recommend that you call an experienced Michigan medical marijuana attorney to go over the requirements in the inspection guide today.
Mr. Roberts is the founder and managing member of Scott Roberts Law, a Detroit-based Cannabis Business Law Firm founded in 2014. Scott has spent his entire career representing businesses and helping them comply with municipal, state and local regulations, as well as assisting on transactional corporate and real estate matters. Scott is an accomplished attorney, author and public speaker, having spoke at CannaCon, Cannabis Industrial Marketplace, CannabisAid, and 420 Canna Expo, to name a few. He has also taught Continuing Legal Education on Marijuana business matters, meaning other attorneys see him speak to learn about the nuances of cannabis business law.