Michigan Releases Emergency Medical Marijuana Regulations Ahead of Application Deadline – News

Michigan officials have released a set of emergency regulations for their medical marijuana program, just days before the state begins accepting licenses for MMJ businesses on December 15th. The state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released the regulations on Monday and they were signed by Gov. Rick Snyder the same day. The rules are immediately active, and will remain in effect for six months, at which point the state is expected to present a final set of regulations.

LARA has been releasing advisory bulletins on various topics relating to the cannabis industry since September, but this list of 51 rules is the first definitive set of regulations that prospective canna-businesses can use to prepare for the formal licensing application process. “The emergency administrative rules are designed to preserve patient protections and provide them with access to safe medical marihuana [sic],” Andrew Brisbo, director of the state Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation (BMMR), said in a statement. “These rules also allow growers, processors, secure transporters, provisioning centers, and safety compliance facilities to operate under clear requirements.”


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