LANSING — On Tuesday Sept. 11, Gov. Snyder signed new emergency administrative rules to continue implementation of the Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA). The rules issued by the Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) ensuring protection for medical marijuana patients.
Under the new rules, depending on the date of their application, some medical marijuana facilities that otherwise require a state operating license will be able to continue operating with just local approval through December 15 and still be eligible to apply for state licensing.
Before December 15, applicants will be able to sell products as long as they can provide written, signed acknowledgment from patients or caregivers consenting to the sale of unlicensed products.
Operating without licenses could still be a risk for marijuana businesses as decisions will ultimately be made by the Medical Marijuana Licensing Board. The MMLB may consider unlicensed operation of businesses when deliberating applications.