Can convicted felons apply for a license?

Yes, convicted felons can apply for a license and/or be supplemental applicants for a license. Per the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (MRTMA), the only immediate disqualifying conviction is one involving the distribution of a controlled substance to a minor.

Applicants should be aware, though, there is an additional reason for denial that involves convictions. Specifically, an applicant with a “pattern of convictions involving dishonesty, theft, or fraud that indicate the proposed marijuana establishment is unlikely to be operated with honesty and integrity” will be denied.