Michigan’s MMJ licensing sessions draw huge interest

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After almost 2,000 people registered for state-run courses on how to apply for medical marijuana business licenses, the state of Michigan has decided to add a session and relocate another to a larger venue.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the classes – which are being hosted by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) – are aimed at helping familiarize hopeful licensees with the requirements necessary to obtain business permits.

LARA initially scheduled one session apiece at five locations in advance of the state’s Dec. 15 licensing window.

But after seeing the overwhelming interest in the free November programs, regulators added a 1 p.m. session on Nov. 15 at the Kellogg Conference Center in East Lansing and moved a Nov. 8 session from Oakland Community College in Farmington Hills to a bigger site at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

The LARA website will livestream the Nov. 9 session at Saginaw Valley State University in University Center and the originally scheduled session on Nov. 15, both at 9 a.m. ET.