State now accepting medical marijuana facilities licenses

The state is accepting applications for five medical marijuana licenses, some of those include grower, processor and dispensary. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

Officials in Lansing say as soon as the clock struck 12:01 a.m., online applications were coming in.

And so was the $6,000 application fees.

Even though today was the first day to turn in the application, officials say there's plenty of time to apply.

The state is accepting applications for five medical marijuana licenses, some of those include grower, processor and dispensary.

Applicants can turn in the 48 page application for pre-qualification either before or after they have been approved by local government where they plan to have their facility.

Bangor Township is one mid-Michigan community that has voted to allow these businesses to open.

Supervisor Glenn Rowley says a lot of people have been looking forward to this day for a long time.

The state is expected to begin issuing licenses in the first quarter of 2018, new facilities should be open for business by April.

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