Michigan offers to educate potential MMJ business owners

Michigan’s top licensing agency has scheduled five meetings next month to designed for entrepreneurs who are interested in breaking into the state’s medical marijuana industry.

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is offering sessions where attendees can learn how to apply for an MMJ business license and see how the state’s seed-to-sale tracking system works, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Regulators will make applications available Dec. 15 for five categories of licenses – growing, processing, testing, transporting and retailing — while the Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensing Board is expected to begin awarding licenses early next year, according to the newspaper.

The free sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon ET at five sites:

• Nov. 8: Oakland Community College, Farmington Hills
• Nov. 9: Saginaw Valley State University, University Center
• Nov. 13: Great Wolf Lodge, Traverse City
• Nov. 14: Wing’s Conference Center, Kalamazoo
• Nov. 15: Kellogg Conference Center, East Lansing

People interested in attending must register by 5 p.m. Nov. 1, the Free Press reported.