Michigan's Medical Marijuana Program is operated by Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation, which works under Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). Licencees are required to report data to the statewide system, METRC.
** The State of Michigan refers to Marijuana as Marihuana
General info on all licenses:
Growers (or cultivators) are responsible for growing cannabis. Growers harvest mature plants and transfer them to processors.
Cultivator Licenses (Final costs to be determined)
Processors process usable medical cannabis into medical cannabis concentrates, or medical cannabis-infused products.
Processor Licenses (Final costs to be determined)
Testing labs licenses allows licensees to receive marihuana from a marihuana facility or primary caregiver and test it for contaminants and other substances. In Michigan, testing labs are referred to as Safety Compliance Facilities.
A Secure transporters license allows licensee to store marihuana and transport it between marihuana facilities for a fee.
Retail licences allow licenssed to purchase marihuana from a grower or processor and sell, supply, or provide marihuana to patients, directly or through the patient’s caregiver. In Michigan, retail/dispensaries are referred to as Provisioning Centers.
Provisioning centers will pay 3% on gross retail receipts
Currently, there are no open applications provision centers, however, the city of Detroit has provided an Interactive Map that displays the status for current applicants.