LARA Releases Document Checklist for Medical Marihuana License Applications

Media Contact: LARA Communications 517-373-9280
Email: mediainfo@michigan.gov

October 20, 2017 – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released a document checklist this week to inform and advise prospective medical marihuana licensees concerning the documents that the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation (BMMR) intends to collect during the application process. The checklist is for advisory purposes only and is subject to change. On December 15, 2017, LARA will begin accepting online or paper form applications, utilizing a two-step application process for medical marihuana facility licensing:

Step 1. Pre-Qualification

During pre-qualification, applicants and affiliates will be fingerprinted and will undergo a full background investigation. Pre-qualification will also require the following forms and documents:

  • Completed application and fees
  • Government-issued ID copy for all persons with ownership interest
  • Three notarized attestations
  • Entity information including bylaws, articles of incorporation and other forms
  • Ownership interest disclosures
  • Financial forms including debt, bankruptcy, tax compliance, tax returns and CPA-attested active bank/financial statements
  • Regulation documents
  • Criminal history disclosure
  • Litigation disclosure

Step 2. License Qualification

License qualification will require the following forms and documents:

  • Municipality’s authorizing ordinance/resolution and approval notice
  • Business specifications, including security, technology, marketing, deed or lease agreement, and more
  • Proof of financial responsibility via an insurance policy, bond, or security
  • Employee staffing plan (number of employees, training/hiring info, and more)
  • Acknowledgement and consent to investigations, statute & rule compliance

The purpose of this checklist is to provide information to the public and potential medical marihuana facility licensees as to the types of documentation that may be needed for the application process. This checklist is not a formal application. It is advisory only and is subject to change. Potential licensees are encouraged to seek legal counsel to ensure their applications for licensure comply with the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act and associated administrative rules.

For more information on BMMR, please visit: www.michigan.gov/bmmr

For more information about LARA, please visit www.michigan.gov/lara
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