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Michigan Marijuana Facilities and Inventory Tracking Requirements 

In order to run a successful medical marijuana business, it is vital that you acquire the necessary licenses, and meet the necessary requirements in order to operate. That is why it is vital that individuals make sure that they meet Michigan marijuana facilities and inventory tracking requirements. You may wonder what those requirements are. A distinguished medical marijuana attorney can explain these requirements to you, tell you how to meet these requirements, and guide you through the process of correctly tracking and documenting aspects of your business. If you are a medical marijuana business owner and you have questions, contact a skilled attorney today and know that you are in capable hands.

Legitimizing Medical Marijuana Facilities

The Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act states that marijuana facilities can only exist in municipalities under certain circumstances. The municipality must have an ordinance that authorizes marijuana facilities. Municipalities have the right to adopt ordinances that allow one or more types of marijuana facility within its boundaries. In addition, they can establish an ordinance to limit the number of marijuana facilities and types of marijuana facilities.

The municipality also has the right to establish zoning regulations and other ordinances in its jurisdiction. However, it cannot interfere or conflict with statutory regulations that pertain to licensing marijuana facilities. This solves the issues of certain areas in Michigan passing legislation to ban marijuana dispensaries and facilities.

After a municipality receives notice from an applicant that they have applied for a marijuana-related license, the municipality must contact the Board with certain information. Within 90 days, they need to provide the Board with a copy of the ordinance that allows the marijuana facility.

The municipality also needs to provide a copy to zoning regulations, if any apply to the proposed facility. They should also let the Board know if the applicant broke any zoning regulations or local ordinances related to the MMMA or the House Bill. If the municipality does not provide this information to the Board, the applicant will not be penalized for this. If there are enforcement or administrative costs related to the marijuana facility in a certain municipality, the municipality can charge the licensee up to $5,000 per year to defray these costs.

Inventory Control and Tracking System

All people with licenses must use a third-party inventory control and tracking system. This system must be capable of interfacing with the statewide monitoring system. This allows licensees to obtain information that is already in the system or enter new information into it.

In addition, the inventory control and tracking system must have the ability to do many things. It must track:

  • All marijuana products, plants, packages,
  • Waste
  • Conversions
  • Transfers
  • Patient purchase totals,
  • Primary caregiver purchase totals
  • Sales
  • Returns
  • Refunds
  • Report Sales
  • Batch and lot information through the whole chain of custody
  • Product transportation
  • Product destruction
  • Product loss
  • Diversion of product
  • Theft of marijuana
  • Negative patient responses
  • Dose efficacy issues

Then, it must directly link test results to the applicable sample and batch, identify possibly altered test results, and provide access to information in the system that the licensee needs to carry out marijuana transactions. It must cross-check that sales were made to registered patients or caregivers and that the product sold was properly tested. It is only when a business owner meets these Michigan marijuana facilities and inventory tracking requirements, that their business can begin to thrive.

Inventory Control and Tracking Systems and the MMMA

The Inventory Control and Tracking System also must electronically obtain and transmit information required under the MMMA, the Licensing Act, and the Marijuana Tracking Act. It must electronically obtain test results from safety compliance facilities through a secured application program. The system must provide certain things to officials as well. It must provide state agencies, LARA, law enforcement agents, and licensees with information that they need.

The system also must secure confidentiality for the information that it contains. It must provide LARA with analytics about daily sales, plants being produced, plants being destroyed, and inventory adjustments. Finally, it must perform complete batch recall tracking. If you have a marijuana-related business, your system only needs to provide you with information that you need based on the type of license that you have. If you want to know more about Michigan marijuana facilities and inventory tracking requirements, a knowledgeable drug lawyer can answer any questions you may have. Your attorney can guide you through the process of legitimizing your medical marijuana business.