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LARA Announces Location and Time Changes for Medical Marihuana Educational Sessions

Media Contact: LARA Communications 517-373-9280

October 23, 2017 – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation (BMMR) announced today that – due to a large number of early registrations – two of the educational sessions being held next month have been changed:

  • The Southeast Michigan educational session has been moved from Oakland Community College to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. All registrants for either the morning or afternoon session at Oakland Community College have been automatically registered for the Novi session and will get a confirmation email from the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation.

  • A second session – in the afternoon – has been added to the East Lansing education session. There are now two sessions in East Lansing – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. The 9:00 AM session is full and LARA is currently accepting registrations for the 1:00 PM session.

The educational sessions are designed to familiarize potential licensees with the application process and the statewide monitoring system. The educational sessions will be held on the following dates, at the following locations:

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI
Current registration: 706

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road, University Center, MI
Current registration: 318

Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
Great Wolf Lodge
3575 North US Highway 31 South, Traverse City, MI
Current registration: 185

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
Wing’s Conference Center
3600 Vanrick Drive, Kalamazoo, MI
Current registration: 187

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
Two sessions – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Kellogg Conference Center
219 South Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI
Current registration:451

The November 9th and the 9:00 AM November 15th events will be live-streamed on the BMMR website at

Unless otherwise noted, all events begin at 9:00 AM and end at 12:00 PM. There is no cost to attend the medical marihuana educational sessions but – due to space constraints – potential licensees and their representatives must all register at by 5:00 PM on Nov. 1, 2017 to guarantee themselves entrance to the event. Click “Sign up for Educational Sessions” and then choose the appropriate date.

The LARA educational sessions are not board meetings and there will not be time set aside for public comment. The educational sessions will be informative presentations of processes for Metrc (the statewide monitoring system) and Accela (the application process) that will be utilized by future licensees and/or potential applicants and will not interfere with the authority of the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board or the Advisory Panel as provided under the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.

Attendance at the educational sessions will not affect a potential licensee’s application. All interested members of the public will be able to participate in future training opportunities whether they attend the educational sessions or not. Any information or feedback provided at the educational sessions is merely advisory.

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