Jun 2022
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Michigan Cannabis Businesses Types


Medical Marijuana Licenses:

·      Cultivation & Growing

·      Processing

·      Provisioning Centers

·      Safety Compliance Laboratories

·      Secure Transporters

Recreational (Adult Use) Licenses:

You must already have a medical marijuana state operating license to be eligible for these license types:

  • Class B Marijuana Grower
  • Class C Marijuana Grower
  • Excess Marijuana Grower
  • Marijuana Processor
  • Marijuana Retailer
  • Marijuana Secure Transporter

You do not need to have a medical marijuana state operating license to be eligible for these license types:

  • Class A Marijuana Grower
  • Marijuana Microbusiness
  • Designated Consumption Establishment
  • Marijuana Safety Compliance Facility
  • Marijuana Event Organizer
  • Temporary Marijuana Event


Why this is important

It's important to know what types of cannabis business licenses are available in Michigan so that you know the correct terminology given that each state names their business types slightly differently, and so that you can select which type(s) of cannabis business licenses(s) you want to apply for.

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Regulatory Citations for This Article

Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act

333.27958 Rules; limitations.

(2) The marijuana regulatory agency may promulgate rules to do any of the following:

(a) Provide for the issuance of additional types or classes of state licenses to operate marihuana-related businesses, including licenses that authorize any of the following:

(i) Limited cultivation, processing, transportation, delivery, storage, sale, or purchase of marihuana.

(ii) Consumption of marihuana within designated areas.
(iii) Consumption of marihuana at special events in limited areas and for a limited time.
(iv) Cultivation for purposes of propagation.

(v) Facilitation of scientific research or education.

(b) Regulate the cultivation, processing, distribution, and sale of industrial hemp.

(3) The marijuana regulatory agency shall not promulgate a rule that does any of the following:

(a) Establishes a limit on the number of any type of state licenses that may be granted.