Michigan releases emergency medical marijuana rules

LANSING, MI (MLive) - Less than two weeks before medical marijuana facilities apply to do business in Michigan, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has officially released the rules that will govern their operation. 

The legislature last year passed new laws allowing licensed businesses to grow, process, transport, test and dispense medical marijuana. The laws brought businesses like medical marijuana dispensaries out of a legal grey area and put LARA and its newly-formed BMMR in charge of hammering out the details of what would be allowed and disallowed under the new system.  

…But the full set of rules released today give medical marijuana businesses a clear picture of exactly what will be required of them. The rules are being filed on an emergency basis because of a crunched timeline, as applications open for medical marijuana businesses on Dec. 15.