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Michigan is central to companies that grow, produce, distribute and sell a wide variety of goods and services.  The cannabis industry, which encompasses marijuana, industrial hemp and CBD, faces the same considerations in operating a business but within a complex legal environment.  The industry regulatory structure varies from state to state which is further complicated by federal rules and regulations.

Ready to Launch a Marijuana Business in Michigan?

Great Lakes Bay Legal partners with those business professionals directly engaged in the cannabis industry. We provide statewide consulting services and have presented for the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan in the areas of asset forfeiture and marijuana laws. We counsel and offer guidance through the changing landscape of new regulations and address clients’ concerns with contradictory state and federal laws.

We believe enlisting our experienced and trusted advisors in the early stages can often prevent missteps further down the road. 

Michigan Marijuana Industry


Grower (also commonly referred to as Producers or Cultivators) – Cultivators are responsible for growing cannabis. Mature plants are harvested and transferred to a Processor. Learn More


Processors take harvested cannabis from Cultivators and create derivative extracts for edibles, concentrates, topicals, and prepacks. Finished products are transported to Dispensaries. Learn More

Secured Transportation 

Transportation plays a key role in ensuring recreational marijuana stays within the regulated market and the importance of marijuana secure transporters is reflected by the list of requirements for licensees. Learn More

Laboratory Testing

Laboratories test cannabis for concentration and contaminants. Prior to entering the consumer market, all regulated cannabis is required to undergo quality assurance testing.. Learn More

Provisioning Centers

Opening a CannaBusiness in Michigan is a demanding process that requires adherence to a number of rules and regulations.  Learn More

Industrial Hemp Consulting

Proposal 1, also allows for the cultivation of industrial hemp, an important agricultural crop that can be used to produce a variety of commercial products, including paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed. Learn More

Great Lakes Bay Legal, Attorneys & Counselors 

Nathan J. Collison

Nathan J. Collison


Schivan I. Pedawi

Schivan I. Pedawi


Prior to submitting applications to the department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs it is important to consult with an attorney. When considering whether to open a marijuana related business in Michigan it is important to consult with an attorney to ensure compliance with the MMMA and MRTMA. Great Lakes Bay Legal Consulting, Attorney Nathan J. Collison can assist individuals and business with licensing applications and CannaBusiness planning. Schedule a Consultation Today.

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Michigan Dispensary License Cost

  What Does a Michigan CannaBusiness License Cost   Cultivation of marijuana plants requires a substantial commitment in both money and time and those seeking to open a dispensary in Michigan will need a considerable financial investment to get started in...