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Michigan Marijuana Regulators Hosting Educational Licensing Workshops

September 11, 2019

Cannabis business entrepreneurs in Michigan have the opportunity to attend educational licensing workshops throughout the month of September. Michigan marijuana regulators want to promote participation in the newly established recreational marijuana industry and teach dispensary owners how to correctly apply for a cannabis license.

Social Equity Cannabis Applicants

One of the primary objectives of these licensing workshops is to offer assisted outreach to applicants who may qualify for the social equity program. The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency has appointed several representatives to onboard potential social equity applicants, They will assist by helping them complete their applications so that a determination can be made on their eligibility. 

If a social equity dispensary is eligible, they can get a discount up to 60% on application fees, licensing fees, yearly renewal fees and more. The representatives at these educational licensing workshops can break down the costs for social equity dispensary owners, but we’ve provided a brief outline below. 

  • 25% discount for applicants that have lived for at least 5 years in one of 19 communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs. To qualify the social equity marijuana dispensary must also be located in one of these communities.
  • If the majority owner has been a resident of one of the 19 disproportionately impacted communities and have been convicted of marijuana-related crimes they will receive another 25% off.
  • An additional 10% reduction for applicants who hold a majority of the business and have lived in designated community for the past five years and were previously registered as caregivers for at least two years between 2008 and 2017.

Educational Licensing Workshop Locations

Dispensary owners looking to attend one of the educational licensing workshops can register for free for one of the below locations, but space is limited so be sure to come early.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Inkster, Inkster Booker Dozier Recreation Complex | 2025 Middlebelt, Inkster, MI

Register here: http://bit.ly/MRA-Inkster

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Library 3rd Floor 10:00 AM | 315 S. Rose St., Kalamazoo

Register here: http://bit.ly/MRA-Kalamazoo

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Benton Harbor, Benton Harbor Michigan Works The Anchor Rooms | 499 W Main St., Benton Harbor, MI

Register here: http://bit.ly/MRA-BentonHarbor

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Flint/Mt. Morris, Flint Berston Fieldhouse | 3300 N. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI

Register here: http://bit.ly/MRA-Flint

Monday, September 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Pontiac,Pontiac Public Library | 60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI

Register here: http://bit.ly/MRA-Pontiac

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Saginaw, Saginaw Main Library | Hoyt 505 Janes Avenue, Saginaw, MI

Register here: http://bit.ly/MRA-Saginaw

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Niles, Niles District Library | 620 E Main St, Niles, MI

Register here: http://bit.ly/MRA-Niles

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Muskegon/Muskegon Heights, Muskegon Community College | 221 Quarterline Rd, Muskegon, MI

Register here: http://bit.ly/MRA-Muskegon

Monday, September 30, 2019 at 1:00 PM in Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti District Library |5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti, MI

Register here: http://bit.ly/MRA-Ypsilanti