As Michigan continues to move forward in establishing a regulated system for its medical marijuana program, the State’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) this week issued the Request for Proposals for a “seed-to-sale” monitoring program. This statewide monitoring program is required by Public Act 282 of 2016, and all licensees in the new system will be required to participate in the program.

LARA’s RFP requires any bidders to submit questions to LARA only in writing through the State’s procurement process, with those questions due February 9, 2017. Attempts to contact LARA other than through this process can result in a bidder’s disqualification. Bids themselves are due March 2, with an anticipated commencement date for the contract of June 8, 2017.