michigan cannabis industry state


The thirteenth state to legalize, Michigan has had Medical cannabis since 2008, when the state passed the Compassionate Care Initiative. Since then, cannabis for Recreational use has been legalized thanks to the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, passed in 2018, with state-licensed sales beginning by the end of the following year.


Licensing Bodies

Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA)

The Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) oversees and regulates the state’s legal cannabis operations, including business licensing as well as sales, distribution, and advertising.

Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP)

The Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) is the program within the Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) that manages Medical Marijuana applications and licenses for patients and caregivers.

License Types


Allows Cultivators to grow cannabis plants for sale to licensed Processors and Provisioning Centers.


Allows operators to purchase cannabis from licensed Growers, and sell infused products to Provisioning Centers, or other Processors.

Secure Transporter

Allows licensees to store and transport cannabis plants and products, as well as money associated cannabis sales, between licensed cannabis facilities.

Provisioning Center

Allows operators to purchase or transfer cannabis from growers or processors, and allows the sale or transfer to registered patients or caregivers.

Safety Compliance Facility

Allows operators to transfer and test products, and to collect and transfer samples without using a secure transporter.

Traceability Requirements

Track-and-Trace Requirements

All legal cannabis Cultivators, Processors, Distributors, and Retailers in Michigan are required to use Metrc for regulatory track-and-trace compliance from seed to sale.

Cultivera is a validated, Metrc-approved integrator in Michigan and meets all compliance requirements.

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