Securing a marijuana license for your business can be a long and expensive process. Due to the steps involved, it’s important to get it right the first time and avoid any problems that might get in your way. There’s also no point applying for a marijuana license in Michigan if you’re not eligible and you’re going to be turned down. To avoid wasting your time and money, you should understand what might prevent you from obtaining a license. It might seem as simple as filling out a form, but there are lots of things to consider and getting legal help can make the process easier to navigate. Take a look at these things that could disqualify you from obtaining a marijuana license in Michigan.
Cannabidiol or CBD oil is a substance typically made from hemp, which many people believe has various medicinal and therapeutic properties. While it does contain a very small amount of THC, it is not intended to provide a “high” to the people who use it. Because of its low THC levels, there has been disagreement over any cannabis products being treated the same, including CBD oil. However, recent changes in the law mean that CBD oil is no longer regarded to be marijuana under Michigan law. This means that CBD oil and other products derived from hemp are no longer regulated under Michigan Medical Marijuana regulations. A medical marijuana card isn’t required to purchase CBD oil, but can a business sell CBD oil?
Since December 20, 2018, when the Federal Government officially legalized the production of industrial hemp, which is defined as the cannabis plant with less than .3% THC, our firm has been flooded with questions about obtaining licenses for growing and processing industrial hemp, and how that can be done in Michigan. At first, many people felt that, simply because the Federal government passed the Farm Bill, the State of Michigan’s laws regarding industrial hemp growing, processing and distribution were “pre-empted.” Such notions were not correct. However, the Michigan legislature also took actions, and has set the table for State licensing for industrial hemp growers, processors and testers. However, there are a number of rules and regulations that will apply, and which currently apply, to hemp production of which anyone in the industry must be aware.
Thursday brought big changes to the Michigan Medical Marijuana Industry as Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order which abolished the Medical Marijuana Licensing Board, the five-member panel that was granting or denying licenses. In its place, the Order establishes a new Marijuana Regulatory Agency, which the Governor and the Attorney General, Dana Nessel, hope will accelerate the review and approval process for Medical Marijuana Facilities License applications. However, the move has left questions for patients, commercial license applicants, and for the legislature.
A primary caregiver is someone who helps with a patient’s use of medical marijuana. They must be at least 21 years old, and must never have been convicted of a felony in the past ten years. Caregivers can choose to offer a range of services with individual arrangements for compensation. Caregivers are an essential part of the medical marijuana industry, providing a necessary service for patients by helping them to acquire medical marijuana. Registered caregivers can buy marijuana for their patients from any legal source and receive compensation for their services.
Thinking About Opening a Medical Marijuana Facility? Interested in the New Proposal One Recreational Marijuana Laws and Opening a Facility? We’re here to give you the basics you need to know.