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Medical Marijuana Business Law

We Help You Protect Your Business From the Ever-Changing Complex Medical Marijuana Laws in Michigan.

Legal Expert for Your Medical Marijuana Business in Plymouth, MI

Michigan medical marijuana laws only complicated gray areas that are legal quicksand to patients and caregivers in the industry. If you don’t understand the laws and regulations, your business could quickly become the target of an audit or investigation.

At Aldrich Legal Services, we have more than 25 years of experience advising and planning new medical marijuana businesses. Our lawyers specialize in business formation, real estate transactions, and civil litigation. We stay up to date on the local and state laws affecting medical marijuana so that you can run your business without constant harassment.

Staying current on law is essential as the legal landscape changes. The new law affords an opportunity to profit from medical marijuana, and Aldrich Legal Services is committed to helping clients do business the right way.

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Skilled Michigan Lawyers For Marijuana Business Owners

The Michigan medical marijuana law is far from perfect, especially because it fails to address the business side of the law. The new law provides a regulatory structure for medical marijuana and sets up a five-tiered system consisting of licensed medical marijuana providers for different parts of the distribution chain. Licenses are sold to organizations, labeled growers, processors, safety compliance facilities, provisioning centers (dispensaries), and secure transporters.

The ability to obtain a license will depend on local authorities. Cities such as Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit have taken a more relaxed approach to marijuana dispensaries. Known under the law as “provisioning centers,” dispensaries have so far lived an uneasy existence. Some cities have taken more relaxed views to dispensaries. Detroit, for example, had an estimated 148 dispensaries before the city passed a regulatory ordinance.

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Frequently Asked Questions About
Medical Marijuana Laws in Michigan

The Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) is a state registry program that administers the MMMA. It is responsible for issuing medical marijuana registry identification cards to qualifying patients and their caregivers, who can then legally obtain and use medical marijuana under state law.

To become a registered medical marijuana patient in Michigan, you must:

  • Have a qualifying medical condition
  • Obtain a written certification from a licensed physician stating that you are likely to receive therapeutic benefits from using marijuana
  • Submit a completed application to the MMMP, along with the required documentation and fees

Yes, registered patients and their designated caregivers are allowed to grow a limited number of marijuana plants for the patient’s medical use. Patients can grow up to 12 plants, while caregivers can grow up to 12 plants per registered patient under their care (with a maximum of five patients).

To start a medical marijuana business in Michigan, you must:

  • Determine the type of marijuana facility you want to operate (e.g., grower, processor, provisioning center, etc.)
  • Ensure compliance with local zoning and land use regulations
  • Obtain a state operating license from the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA)
  • Comply with all state and local regulations and requirements, including obtaining any necessary permits and licenses

Requirements for obtaining a medical marijuana business license in Michigan include:

  • Meeting the financial and operational requirements set forth by the MRA
  • Undergoing a thorough background check
  • Complying with local ordinances and regulations
  • Demonstrating the ability to meet security, recordkeeping, and other operational standards

Yes, a medical marijuana business attorney can help with the licensing process by providing guidance on state and local regulations, assisting with the preparation of the application and supporting documents, and representing your interests before regulatory agencies.

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