Anybody that is a registered qualifying patient or registered caregiver with the State of Michigan running under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA) will not be affected by the brand-new MMFLA. The same legal rights, advantages, immunities and also protections available under the MMMA will still apply to patients and caregivers who are following the guidelines. Consequently, a patient or caregiver might continue to grow medical cannabis, as long as it is done within the boundaries developed by the MMMA, with no extra regulations, limitations or guidelines.
The Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) does not conflict with, change, or customize, whatsoever, the MMMA. The MMFLA creates the capacity for individuals to get licenses to operate businesses in the medical marijuana sector. Such businesses will allow for greater accessibility to registered patients and also caregivers to get medical cannabis for themselves and their patients.
Those greater access opportunities for getting medical cannabis for patients and caregivers will come from the capacity to buy safe, evaluated as well as quality medical cannabis, both leaf, edible as well as in other processed forms, from licensed provisioning centers (what were formerly and generally known as dispensaries). Patients will certainly be allowed to purchase up to 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana from a licensed provisioning center. Primary caregivers will certainly have the ability to assist their patients with getting and making use of medical cannabis. Nonetheless, under the MMFLA, a registered caregiver that is unable to produce adequate usable marijuana for a patient from their very own cultivation will certainly have the ability to acquire medical cannabis for their registered patient at a licensed provisioning center.
The bottom line for caregivers: you will certainly not be affected by the requirements of the MMFLA as well as you may continue to operate with the same guidelines, laws as well as constraints put upon your patients as well as you as set forth in the MMMA. Should you have any type of questions, please give us a call so we can set up a consultation and review your situation.