MMFLA – Michigan Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act
The MMFLA Regulations were passed in the fall of 2016 in an attempt to provide a state legal framework for marijuana businesses to operate. By applying for a permit with the local municipality, and then applying for and getting approved for a license with the state, these businesses will be allowed to operate under rules that the state has been laying out. There are currently five basic license types that will be issued, Class A, B, or C Cultivation, Processing (Extraction, cooking, packaging, etc), Provisioning (Dispensary), Safety Compliance (Testing labs), and Secure Transportation. These businesses will operate under restrictive state regulations, with requirements like reporting every purchase and sale to the state, undergoing extensive background searches, and following specific packaging standards. There is a substantial application process involved in this model, along with annual fees and many other requirements.