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MMFLA Rules

MMFLA Rules

An Overview of the Proposed MMFLA Rules: Confirmations, Clarifications and Revelations The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs released a new set of draft rules to replace the Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act (“MMFLA”) Emergency Rules. While in most cases the proposed rules are in line with the Emergency Rules, there were some substantial, and […]

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How to Increase Profits at a Marijuana Dispensary: 280E Considerations

How to Increase Profits at a Marijuana Dispensary: 280E Considerations

With the Michigan medical marijuana industry set to take off over the next few years, most Michigan marijuana entrepreneurs are focused on making sure that their state MMFLA license application was properly submitted and approved.  In our conversations with clients and prospective entrepreneurs alike, we’ve noticed that a lot of business owners seem so enamored by massive […]

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What Can You Do With An MMFLA Processor’s License?

What Can You Do With An MMFLA Processor’s License?

Understanding what can be done with a commercial cannabis license under the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) is crucial for those who are interested in becoming a part of Michigan’s cannabis industry. There are five types of licenses under the MMFLA: Grower Licenses. Processor Licenses. Secure Transporter Licenses. Provisioning Center Licenses. Safety Compliance Facility […]

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CBD MICHIGAN

CBD MICHIGAN

As we discussed in our last article, CBD: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back, LARA, the state’s licensing agency, has announced that it considers CBD to be subject to the same regulations as other Marijuana derived products. During a recent LARA Live webcast featuring Andrew Brisbo, the LARA Director of Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation, Mr. […]

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Cannabis Business: Selecting the Best Corporate Structure

Cannabis Business: Selecting the Best Corporate Structure

After deciding to start a Michigan Cannabis business, one of the crucial next steps is choosing the right corporate structure for your business. To make this decision, it’s important to consider your business strategy, the complexity of creating and maintaining a particular corporate structure, and the tax implications of that structure. Choosing between a C-Corporation, […]

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Michigan LARA Dispensary Inspections and Processor Compliance

Michigan LARA Dispensary Inspections and Processor Compliance

An Overview and Summary of Common Compliance Issues After witnessing a LARA provisioning center inspection firsthand, I thought it would be good idea to provide an overview to dispensary owners and processors of what constitutes compliant products and packaging for processed Marijuana products and what LARA inspectors are looking for when they conduct a provisioning […]

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Edible Marihuana Products in Michigan

Edible Marihuana Products in Michigan

Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) recently put out an advisory bulletin explaining the importance of processing safe, edible medical marihuana products. This advisory was put out to help guide Michigan Cannabis businesses looking to obtain a processor license under Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA). The advisory sets forth guidelines for […]

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MMFLA Licensing

MMFLA Licensing

Ten Application and Licensing Tips from BMMR Director Andrew Brisbo The MMFLA application for Michigan medical marihuana facility licensing is both intricate and detailed. The MMFLA application is divided into two parts—the prequalification step and the facility licensing step. The pre-qualification step is perhaps the hardest and most time-consuming hurdle to overcome when trying to obtain an […]

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