Draft Legislation of Unified Regulatory Structure for Cannabis Businesses Now Available


Honigman attorneys have always been at the forefront of Michigan’s cannabis industry, having helped draft the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (“MMFLA”), the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (“MRTMA”), and countless local ordinances in cities such as Detroit, Lansing, and Pontiac. Continuing the tradition of being the lawyers who craft Michigan’s cannabis laws, our team has spent the past several months working with legislators, regulators, and stakeholders to draft legislation which would combine the MMFLA and MRTMA, creating a single, unified regulatory structure for cannabis businesses in Michigan. The intent of the draft is not to make substantive policy changes for the industry, only to reduce bureaucracy and regulatory red tape, eliminating the need for businesses to comply with two, separate but similar, regulatory systems, thereby making it easier for cannabis businesses to thrive in the Michigan market.

We anticipate that bills will be formally introduced in the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives soon, and that work will continue on the legislation over the summer months, with committee and floor voting expected to occur towards the end of the term. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about the draft legislation, please do not hesitate to contact the Honigman Cannabis Industry Group.

You can download the draft legislation here.

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