Michigan Medical Marijuana License

Medical Marijuana in Michigan

On November 6, 2018, Michigan voters passed Proposal 1, making it the first state in the Midwest to authorize a recreational marijuana market.

In 2016, Michigan passed a series of bills (HB4209, HB4210, and HB4827, collectively the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act or MMFLA) implementing a medical marijuana licensing process and authorizing a commercial, regulated system. This provided an additional source of medicine for medical marijuana patients who previously had to cultivate their own, under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (Proposal I) of 2008.

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation (BMMR) began accepting medical marijuana license applications on December 15, 2017. There is no deadline to complete the medical marijuana license application. Proposal 1 assigns responsibility for licensing and regulating recreational medical marijuana businesses to LARA as well.

Michigan Medical Cannabis Applications

The adult-use marijuana establishment licensing application process is divided into two steps.

Step 1 is the prequalification application. During prequalification, background checks are completed on the main applicant and all supplemental applicants. There is a $6,000 application fee for the main applicant. The application fee is nonrefundable and does not apply to supplemental applicants.

Step 2 of the application process is the marijuana establishment license application. During Step 2, review of the proposed marijuana establishment is completed.

Recreational Marijuana License Types Available:

  • Class A Marijuana Grower authorizing cultivation of not more than 100 marijuana plants
  • Class B Marijuana Grower authorizing cultivation of not more than 500 marijuana plants
  • Class C Marijuana Grower authorizing cultivation of not more than 2,000 marijuana plants
  • Marijuana Microbusiness
  • Marijuana Processor
  • Marijuana Retailer
  • Marijuana Safety Compliance Facility
  • Marijuana Secure Transporter


  • $6,000 Pre-application fee
  • Licensure application fees vary

Medical Marijuana License Types Available:

Currently, there is an open application process for Marijuana Business Licenses in Michigan. Now is the time to get started with your business plan. You can provide your information here to receive notification updates related to Michigan cannabis matters. In addition, if you are interested in acquiring a Michigan Marijuana Business License, contact us to discuss your options. There are several additional requirements that we can discuss with you. You can schedule a 30 minute phone call to further discuss your options here.

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