The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has announced the dates and locations of educational sessions to explain to potential medical marihuana licensees the state’s new license application process and seed-to-sale tracking system.

LARA’s “road shows” will not present the actual applications for licensure, but will cover the process, and most importantly, the requirements for applying for licensure in December. LARA will also explain how the METRC tracking system will operate to tag and track plants and marihuana products.

LARA’s educational sessions will take place from 9 a.m. until noon, in the following cities:

  • November 8: Farmington Hills (Oakland Community College).
  • November 9: University Center (Saginaw Valley State).
  • November 13: Traverse City (Great Wolf Lodge).
  • November 14: Kalamazoo (Wings Conference Center).
  • November 15: East Lansing (Michigan State’s Kellogg Center).

Preregistration is required by November 1, through METRC’s Michigan web page.

LARA’s announcement notes that there will be additional training opportunities made available. Also, Gongwer News Service is reporting that the November 9 and November 15 sessions will be live-streamed.

As followers of this blog know, LARA will be issuing emergency rules to govern the State’s new regulated medical marihuana industry that is emerging following the passage of last year’s Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act. At least those rules addressing the application process and qualifications for licensure should be issued prior to the upcoming educational sessions.