In 2008, voters approved the Michigan Compassionate Care Initiative making Michigan the 13th state to legalize medical marijuana. The law provided protections for patients and caregivers, but did not establish regulations for the dispensing of medical marijuana. In 2016, lawmakers passed three bills that allowed regulated medical cannabis dispensaries to operate throughout the state, approved the use of non-smokable marijuana products i.e. topicals and edibles and enacted a 4% tax on Marijuana products.
The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) regulates the state's medical marijuana facilities and licensees in accordance with the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) and its associated administrative rules. View the law, rules and other resources HERE.