An initiation of legislation to allow under state law the personal possession and use of marihuana by persons 21 years of age or older; to provide for the lawful cultivation and sale of marihuana and industrial hemp by persons 21 years of age or older; to permit the taxation of revenue derived from commercial marihuana facilities; to permit the promulgation of administrative rules; and to prescribe certain penalties for violations of this act.
Michigan voters approved the legalization of the recreational use of Marihuana for adults 21 years of age and older. The resulting legislation known as the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act imposes an excise tax of 10% on retail Marihuana sales in addition to a 6% sales tax.
The Marihuana Retailers Excise Tax of 10% accumulates into a general fund regulated by the state treasury. These funds are allocated in the following ways:
The department shall expend money in the fund first for the implementation, administration, and enforcement of this act, and second, until 2022 or for at least two years, to provide $20 million annually to one or more clinical trials that are approved by the United States food and drug administration and sponsored by a non-profit organization or researcher within an academic institution researching the efficacy of marihuana in treating the medical conditions of United States armed services veterans and preventing veteran suicide. Upon appropriation, unexpended balances must be allocated as follows:
An initiation of Legislation to allow under state law the medical use of marihuana; to provide protections for the medical use of marihuana; to provide for a system of registry identification cards for qualifying patients and primary caregivers; to impose a fee for registry application and renewal; to provide for the promulgation of rules; to provide for the administration of this act; to provide for enforcement of this act; to provide for affirmative defenses; and to provide for penalties for violations of this act.
The Michigan Medical Marihuana Program (MMMP) is established to administer the registration program provided for in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA), which was approved by Michigan voters on November 4, 2008.
To assure that the registration process is conducted efficiently and effectively, consistent with all statutes and administrative rules pertaining to the MMMP.
Administration of the MMMP
The MMMP is administered by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Care Services, Health Professions Division.
Responsibilities of the MMMP
Review applications submitted by patients and caregivers wishing to participate in the MMMP and issue medical marihuana registration identification cards to those individuals whose applications are approved.
Maintain the confidentiality of program records in accordance with applicable state and federal confidentiality laws. Provide information regarding the MMMA, MMMP policies and application processes.
Collect and disseminate statistics about participation in the MMMP including, but not limited to: