This week, the Michigan House of Representatives passed the three bill package regulating Medical Marihuana. A few changes were made on the House floor to gain the necessary votes to pass the package.
One of those changes is the annual registration fee cap a local can charge to assist in covering the additional costs to the community for having that type of activity within the community was increased from $1,000 to $5,000.
Additionally, the 8% excise tax that was in place as the bills passed out of committee was lowered to 3% with the distribution percentages changing (45% to counties and sheriffs, 30% to locals, and 25$ to the state). Language was also added in stating if marihuana becomes legalized at some point in the future, the 3% excise tax will be eliminated on the medical marihuana.
The bills now move onto the Senate for additional work as it moves through the process.
Nikki is a legislative associate for the League handling economic development, land use, and municipal services issues. She can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0305.