Medical Marihuana Facility Licensing Frequently Asked Questions
DISCLAIMER: "The answers provided are not meant to be a substitute for legal advice."
Please help me with the terms. Who is an "applicant"? What is an "affiliate"? Who must file an application? Who is subject to the disclosures in the application process for a medical marihuana facility? What is a "true party of interest"?
When can I apply for my license? What are the different licenses I can apply for? When will LARA stop taking applications?
What other things may potentially prevent an applicant from getting approved for a license?
Can a person apply for a license prior to a municipality adopting the ordinance?
Can you clarify to what extent the "character" of the applicant is considered?
Can the Department provide clarification on what will be included in the background check?
Can you submit the entire application if you are still awaiting municipality approval?
Can you apply without a business location?
Do you have a list of municipalities that have opted in or are planning to?
Can an applicant have the online system provide correspondence to more than one person?
What type of correspondence or communication should an applicant expect from LARA during the application process and after licensure?
Is there a way to confirm that application has been completed correctly prior to paying the application fee?
Are there concerns about LARA website crashing on December 15th? What level of support will be available for the portal? What will be the response time for support help?
When uploading supporting documents for an entity, how do you determine which document is for which individual?
Does every person in an entity have to be two-year resident?
When can I use a P.O. Box?
Can I apply for a facility license if I have marijuana medical card?
Where do I go to submit my application?
How do attorneys or other entities submit materials on someone else's behalf?
Is it better to wait and submit full application (step 1 and 2) or submit step 1 right away while wait for municipality ordinance?
Will I have to pay fees for background investigations based on the number of background investigations needed in my application?
Can you pay fees online?
If an application is submitted and missing information can it be supplemented later?
What is expected for a description in the comments box on the application?
What will the costs be for a license?
Does my criminal history prevent me from obtaining a license?
What prohibits a person from obtaining a license?
What is the residency requirement for licensure?
Can a municipality be a licensee?
How many facilities will be issued licenses?
Does my municipality have any involvement with my license?
Will the Department issue provisional licenses?
Can the Department clarify the objective standards and subjective standards required for licensure?
Will my license expire and how often will I have to renew my license?
Where can I find more information on each type of license?
Is the state going to limit the number of licenses issued?
Can you upgrade your license from a grower A to B or C without completing a new application?
If you get licensed as an individual and then later create a company with a different business structure, can that change be made to the license?
Will co-location of facilities be allowed?
Will the Department allow for licensing stacking?
What are the capitalization requirements?
What will be the financial requirement for licensure?
What is used to determine business probity?
Who are the rules being created by?
Since financial institutions generally disfavor cannabis businesses what procedure does the state have in place to accept fees and taxes?
What does the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board ("the board") do?
Will an application be submitted to the board anonymously to reduce bias?
Will there be a point system when evaluation a licensing application?
How can people get information from the board and Department?
Grower & Processor Questions
How is your plant count determined as it affects your growing limits as a Class A, B, C Grower Licenses?
Will there be regulations on extract production?
Does product have to go from a grower to a processor or can I sell my product directly to a provisioning center?
Provisioning Center Questions
Will provisioning centers be held accountable for educating patients who buy from their store?
Can you be a caregiver and be licensed for a provisioning center?
What will the cost be for transportation and will there be limits on charges?
Secure Transporter Questions
Who pays secure transporter cost if a package is rejected?
Is the fee for transportation a pre-determined fee set by the state?
Can a secure transporter deliver product anywhere in the state or just within the city where it has its license?
Statewide Marihuana Monitoring System
How are tags produced for seed-to-sale tracking?
Am I responsible for any of the costs associated with ordering tags?
Can I sell or transfer unused tags to another facility?
Proposed Medical Marihuana Facilities Continuing to Operate with Local Approval
Is it accurate that LARA will not consider a proposed medical marihuana facility's continued operation with local approval as an impediment to licensure?
What does that municipality authorization need to look like?
Why now? What prompted LARA to make this decision?
Why is this an issue?
Will law enforcement shut down dispensaries?
Will this give an advantage to those operating illegally prior to state licensure?
As a potential applicant do I have to close before December 15? What if I already closed in anticipation of the December 15, 2017 deadline? Will it hurt my chances at a license if I re-open?
Should municipalities begin authorizing marihuana facilities to enable potential licensees to remain open in the transition period?
If my medical marihuana facility engages in activities that cross license types (grower, processor and provisioning center), how will my continued operation be evaluated as part of the application process?
If my municipality has adopted an ordinance that allows medical marihuana facilities but has not adopted an ordinance that complies with section 205 of the MMFLA, what does my timeline look like?
My municipality doesn't have enough time to amend or pass a new ordinance by December 15, 2017. How should this be handled? My municipality's ordinance requires state approval in order to get local approval. How should this be handled?
Can Caregivers operate for profit while/during the application process?
Are existing facilities given preferential treatment?
Is it a requirement to pay the municipality fee to operate temporarily?
Will the Department be reorganized again?
Will the Department issue guidance for townships?
Can the Department clarify sales of up to 1% interest in a license?
What is the impact on caregiver center applicants in the pipeline in Detroit?
How will the growing of marihuana interact with current agricultural practices?
Will the process include input from medical professionals?
What banks will do business with medical marihuana businesses?
Will the Department create a networking system for patients and caregivers?
Can the Department be more transparent and forthcoming?
Will the Department continue to hold workgroup sessions?
Can the Department consider a work group for marketing and advertising?
As a landlord, can I transfer the lease to owners who switch licenses?
How will determinations on eligible employees be made?
Why is testing required?
What will happen if I've paid my municipality for a local license, but I'm denied by the State of Michigan? Can I get my fees back from the municipality?
Where can I find the advisory bulletins regarding the emergency rules?
Who determines employee eligibility for employment?
How will the MMFLA directly or indirectly impact the current MMMP industry?
Can I hold a CPL license and a medical marihuana facility license?
Can plants or other marijuana product be bought from caregivers?