Can Caregivers operate for profit while/during the application process?

The MMFLA does not prohibit provisioning center and safety compliance facility licensees from being registered as patients or caregivers under the MMMP, nor does it prohibit such facilities from employing patients or caregivers.

To be eligible for a secure transporter license, an applicant and its investors cannot be registered patients or caregivers. A registered caregiver or patient must withdraw from the MMMP registry prior to submitting an application for a secure transporter license.

The MMFLA requires grower and processor facility licensees to have at least 2 years’ experience as a caregiver, or have an active employee with such experience. However, a licensed grower or processor must not simultaneously be registered as a caregiver and must not employ a registered caregiver.  Upon receiving a license, any employee or person with interest in the business who is also a caregiver must submit the form to cancel caregiver status within 5 business days. If a new employee is a caregiver, that person has 5 business days from their date of hire to submit the form to cancel caregiver status.

The form to withdraw from the caregiver registry program can be found at the Michigan Marijuana Program website.