Regulatory Framework

The Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) is responsible for regulating the entire adult-use and medical-use cannabis industry in Michigan [1]. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) serves as the parent department for the CRA [2].

Legal Status

Market Status Act/Law Year
Adult-Use Legal Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA) 2018 [14]
Medical Legal Michigan Compassionate Care Initiative (MCCI) 2008 [16]
Homegrow Legal MRTMA 2018 [13]


Michigan uses Metrc for cannabis tracking and tracing. [7] Following a competitive procurement process, the CRA announced their intent to award a 5-year contract with Metrc on 25 April 2024 [3].


Different licenses are required for different types of cannabis businesses (cultivation, processing, retail, etc.). Each license type has its own application process, fees, and requirements. The agency website provides detailed information and guidance for applying for each type of license [15].

License Type Description
Class A Marihuana Grower -
Class B Marihuana Grower -
Class C Marihuana Grower -
Designated Consumption Establishment -
Excess Marihuana Grower -
Marihuana Event Organizer -
Marihuana Microbusiness -
Class A Marihuana Microbusiness -
Marihuana Processor -
Marihuana Retailer -
Marihuana Safety Compliance Facility -
Marihuana Secure Transporter -
Temporary Marihuana Event -
Marihuana Educational Research -

Possession Limits

An adult age 21+ may possess up to 10 ounces flower in their homes, but it must be stored in a "secure location".

Item Possession Limit
Adult-Use Usable Marihuana Up to 2.5 ounces [13]
Adult-Use Concentrate 15 grams [13]
Patient purchase limit 2.5 ounces per day [4]

Medical Cannabis

The Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) also oversees the medical-use cannabis program in Michigan. Patients can register for the medical marijuana program with a recommendation from a licensed physician.

Qualifying medical conditions include: [18]

  • cancer,
  • glaucoma,
  • hepatitis C,
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),
  • Crohn's disease,
  • agitation of Alzheimer's disease,
  • nail patella syndrome,
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD),
  • arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis,
  • spinal cord injury,
  • colitis,
  • inflammatory bowel disease (IBD),
  • ulcerative colitis,
  • Parkinson's disease,
  • Tourette's syndrome,
  • autism,
  • chronic pain,
  • cerebral palsy.
  • chronic or debilitating disease or medical conditions:
    • cachexia or wasting syndrome,
    • severe and chronic pain,
    • severe nausea,
    • seizures,
    • severe and persistent muscle spasms

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