Marijuana Regulatory Agency
The initial costs of a license at the state level include the application fee and the regulatory assessment fee. Additional costs at the state level are authorized under the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) and may be required.
Any municipality fee is not determined or collected by MRA. Applicants will need to find out this information from their local municipality.
Section 401(5) of the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) requires the setting of application fee amounts for each category and class of license by rule.
The nonrefundable application fee, which must be submitted before an application will be processed, will be $6000.
This assessment offsets operational costs and other statutory mandates including LARA’s costs to implement the act. It also offsets the cost of medical-marijuana-related services provided to LARA by the Michigan Attorney General’s office, MSP, and the Dept. of Treasury. By statute, the assessment must also provide $500,000 annually to LARA for licensing substance abuse disorder programs in addition to five percent of the other state departments’ costs to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for substance abuse-related expenses.
The regulatory assessment is set annually by bulletin and can be found on this page.