Michigan releases medical cannabis licensing applications

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The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs on Friday revealed its full medical marijuana licensing applications.

The applications had previously been a missing cog in the permitting process that is set to begin Dec. 15.

The state’s Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation earlier this week released emergency rules that will govern the MMJ industry.

One of the critiques from insiders was that actual applications weren’t yet available, just a week before the start of the application window.

The licensing process will have two phases:

  • Pre-qualification – which will involve criminal background checks and a $6,000 licensing fee.
  • Full license qualification – which will focus on details of a proposed business location, authenticating local government approval for applicants, and more.

Michigan will be licensing MMJ retailers, growers, processors, transporters and testing labs.