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Application Regulations Under the Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act

Many of the individual statutes contained within the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, as set forth in Michigan Compiled Laws, address license applications and eligibility. It may be critical for any applicants to understand the application regulations under the Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act.

Before you apply for a license, you should discuss your eligibility with a skilled medical marijuana attorney. You do not want to go through the time and money of filling out an application if your application will be immediately denied by the Board.

Eligibility Requirements for Applicants

An attorney can speak with potential clients about important application regulations under the Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act. The eligibility requirements for those who apply for one of the new marijuana-related licenses include:

  • An individual who has been convicted or released from conviction for a felony within the past five years
  • Someone convicted of a controlled substance, dishonesty, theft, or fraud misdemeanor in the past five years
  • Anyone convicted of a controlled substance related felony within the past 10 years
  • Someone who has submitted a knowingly false application
  • Being a member of the Medical Marijuana Licensing Board
  • Not maintaining adequate casualty insurance or premises liability for the facility
  • Wanting to open a facility in a municipality that is not authorized for marijuana facilities yet
  • Holding elective office
  • Being a member or employee of a regulatory body of the government
  • Employed by a governmental unit in Michigan

Until June 30, 2018, these individuals will be ineligible if they have not been a Michigan resident for the past two years before applying.

Likelihood for Disqualifications

There are other issues that are not immediate disqualifications regarding application regulations under the Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act. However, non-immediate disqualifications can still have an impact on the Board's decision. The Board will consider if an individual filed for bankruptcy in the past seven years.

They consider the source and amount of someone's capital to run the facility and their history of noncompliance with regulatory requirements. They will take into consideration if an individual is a defendant in a litigation case involving their current business practices.

One of the first steps in applying is filling out the application under oath. Individuals must use an application provided by the Medical Marijuana Licensing Board.

Hiring a Lawyer

When hiring an attorney to understand application regulations under the Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act, it is important to contact someone who has experience with marijuana licensing. It is important that the legal representation by your side is up to date and knowledgeable about policies that may affect your case. Speak with a medical marijuana lawyer who can review your case, criminal history and overall chances of receiving the proper license.

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