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Application Process for a Medical Marijuana License in Michigan

This application process for a medical marijuana license in Michigan will ask for information such as your name, business address and phone number. You also need to provide your Social Security number and your Federal Tax ID number (if applicable).  It is also important that you and a skilled medical marijuana license attorney include the name of every person who has an ownership interest in you and your application.

This includes names and addresses of beneficiaries if the application is for a trust, names, and addresses of shareholders, directors, and officers if the applicant is a corporation, names, and addresses of partners if the applicant is a limited liability partnership or a partnership, and names and addresses of any managers if the applicant is a limited liability company. Contact a lawyer to learn more about the application process.

Important Information to Have On-Hand

Individuals partaking in the application process for a medical marijuana license in Michigan should provide identification of businesses involved that grow, process, transport, test, or sell marijuana. They should also have information regarding whether the applicant has been indicted, charged, arrested, convicted, or pled guilty to a criminal offense.

This relates to controlled substance misdemeanors or any felony charge. Give information regarding if the applicant has applied for or received a certificate or commercial license by a Michigan licensing authority or a licensing authority in some other jurisdiction. Individuals must include whether they have previously applied and such a license was ever denied, suspended, restricted, not renewed, or revoked.

It is important to note if the applicant faced a complaint filed with a public body for delinquent payment. It is critical to also include any disputes of payment for a tax required under local, state, or federal law. A list of names and titles should then be submitted in the application for officers and public officials, as well as their children, spouses, and parents if they directly or indirectly have an interest in the applicant. This might include financial, beneficiary, or contractual interest.

Role of Finances

The application process for a medical marijuana license in Michigan will include providing a description of the proposed marijuana facility as well as an estimate for actual/anticipated employees and receipts – whether gross or projected. Provide a paper copy of the ordinance that the municipality used to authorize the operation of the marijuana facilities within the municipality. Finally, provide your financial information, a copy of notice informing the municipality of the application, and any additional information that the Board requests.

Along with this application, an applicant must submit a passport quality photograph of themselves, a set of fingerprints for every person with ownership interest in the facility, a set of fingerprints for everyone who is a manager, director, or officer in the facility, and the application fee. If someone wants to apply for a license, they should know that the Board can use the information on the application to conduct a background check on you. Consent must be provided for such a search.

Following an Application Submission

False or incomplete applications will not be accepted. If someone has an interest in some other state operating license, their application will also be denied. The license is awarded for a one-year period. After this, individuals need to apply for license renewal. The Board will renew licenses if the licensee applies for renewal with a renewal form that is properly filled out.

Licenses should be renewed if the application is sent in on or before the date that the current license expires. It is important to pay the renewal fee and meet the renewal requirements, or your license will not be renewed.  If the Board does not receive the renewal application by the one-year expiration date, it can still be renewed within 60 days following the expiration date. In this case, the license could still be renewed if a renewal application is sent in if it meets the requirements, and the late licensee holder submits a late fee. You should speak with an attorney regarding the application process for a medical marijuana license in Michigan and its requirements.