The state plans to allow medical marijuana licensees to grow substantially more plants in a single location, according to an advisory bulletin released Thursday by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
Under a state law amended last year, growers can apply for three tiers of licenses: Class A can grow up to 500 plants; Class B up to 1,000 plants; and Class C up to 1,500 plants. The Bureau of Medical MarihuanaRegulation intends to allow growers to apply for “multiple” Class C licenses for a single farm, according to the advisory bulletin.
It does not specify a limit for the number of Class C licenses a licensee could receive.
Small growers worry this rule change could nudge them out of the industry, the Detroit Free Press reported.
“The stacking of class C grow licenses is a more efficient way for LARA (the state department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs) to keep track of large grows in the state,” LARA spokesman David Harns told the Free Press. “Stacking will also allow businesses to operate more efficiently, which in turn will allow for a better consumer experience.”