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Michigan Medical Marihuana
Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA), 2016
Gov. Snyder signed medical marihuana legislation to regulate dispensaries and clarify the legality of edible products in Michigan. The new law will allow licensed dispensaries to operate in communities that choose to allow them. Growers, processers, testing facilities, and transporters will also be licensed and regulated.
The MMFLA took effect Dec. 20, 2016—however it includes an additional delay in implementation of 360 days to enable the state to establish the licensing system required by the Act. A person cannot apply to the state for a license of any kind under the MMFLA until December 15, 2017. And, no one can apply to the state for a license of any kind under the MMFLA unless a municipality adopts an ordinance authorizing that type of facility.
Michigan Municipal League Fact Sheet: Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act
Michigan Municipal League Fact Sheet: Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act Q&A
"New Act Clears the Smoke around Licensing Issues,” Michigan Municipal League Review, Nov/Dec 2016
The Economic Impact of a Strong Regulatory Framework for Medical Marijuana in Michigan, (Dr. Gary Wolfram, President of Hillsdale Policy Group, Ltd.; William E. Simon, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, and Director of Economics at Hillsdale College, February 2016)
Clare, HRC (pop. 3,118); MMFLA opt-in ordinance
Webberville, GLV (pop. 1,272); MMFLA opt-in ordinance
Norton Shores, HRC (pop. 23,994); prohibiting MMFLA facilities
Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA), 2008
In November 2008, Michigan voters passed a referendum to enable certain specified persons to legally obtain, possess, cultivate/grow, use, and distribute marijuana. The "Medical Marihuana Act" went into effect on December 4, 2008.
Ter Beek Supreme Court Ruling (Feb. 6, 2014) A local ordinance cannot prohibit the usage of medical marihuana in Michigan by claiming cover under the federal Controlled Substances Act.
Ter Beek v Wyoming amicus brief filed by the Michigan Municipal League’s Legal Defense Fund Board on behalf of the city of Wyoming.
McQueen Supreme Court Ruling