The first seven medical marijuana licenses were granted to marijuana business in Michigan last week. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs approved four growing licenses, one transporter, one processing center, and one provisioning center.
No licenses were given to marijuana testing facilities.
This is significant because new regulations passed by the state in 2016 require medical marijuana to pass through a testing facility before being sold. Without anywhere to test their pot, Cannarbor, the newly-licensed provisioning center, can’t actually sell medical marijuana yet.
David Harns, spokesperson for the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation, says the licensing board isn’t deliberately trying to stop