Secure Transporters and Safety Compliance Facilities both play a critical role in the Michigan commercial marijuana supply chain. Vendors with these licenses support the other facilities in the supply chain and ensure integrity and independence for the entire Michigan cannabis market, by testing for contaminants and ensuring safe transportation.
If you need assistance applying for a Safety Compliance Facility or Secure Transporter license in the state of Michigan, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Grewal Law PLLC. With a full team of experienced attorneys in our cannabis law division, we’re ready to advocate for business owners and help you navigate the process of securing appropriate licensing for your enterprise.
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Marijuana Secure Transporter Licensing Requirements
With few exceptions, all transfers of marijuana or marijuana-infused product between one licensed facility to another must be handled by a licensed Secured Transporter. This includes Growers, Processors, Testing Facilities, and Retailers.
There are also different licenses that are required for both the medical and adult-use marijuana markets. Most Secure Transporters will want to ensure that they are licensed for both markets so that they can service all customers. Licensing fees are $25,000.
Marijuana Safety Compliance Facilities
Safety Compliance Facilities are testing laboratories for marijuana and marijuana-infused products. In order to qualify, these testing laboratories must have at least 1 person employed as a laboratory manager with a relevant advanced degree in medical or laboratory science.
As with the Secure Transporter licenses, there are different requirements for testing between the medical and adult-use marijuana markets. This means that most Safety Compliance Facilities will want to ensure that they are licensed for both markets so that they can service all customers. The licensing fees for Safety Compliance Facilities are also $25,000.
Safety Compliance Facilities test marijuana and cannabis products for:
- THC Concentrations;
- THC-A Concentrations;
- CBD Concentrations;
- CBD-A Concentrations;
- Contaminants, such as mold, fungi, or pesticides;
- Heavy metals;
- Vitamin E Acetate;
- Residual Solvents;
- Presence of Banned Ingredients;
- Moisture Content;
- Foreign Matter;
- Organic and Inorganic Matter;
- Microbials; and
- Homogeneity of marijuana-infused products
Cannabis Law Attorneys for Your Business
Whether you’re looking into the application process for a Secure Transporter or Safety Compliance Facility license, rest assured that our experienced cannabis law team will answer any questions you have for your business. Because the marijuana industry – both for medical and adult-use cannabis– is still relatively new, the requirements and rules are always changing and evolving. By advocating for your needs and helping you understand your responsibility under the law, our team at Grewal Law PLLC can set you up for success.
We’re ready to help your canna-business grow! Contact us at (888) 211-5798 today.