The Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) has announced an update to the caregiver criteria portion of the Social Equity Program which will allow caregivers an expanded opportunity to qualify for the fee reduction while also bringing it into alignment with the retention and disposal schedule established by the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program.
As per the new criteria, beginning October 1, 2023, an individual must have at least two years of caregiver experience – as a registered primary caregiver under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act – in the last five years to qualify for the 10% caregiver fee reduction.
Participants in the Social Equity Program who are already receiving the 10% caregiver fee reduction will continue to be eligible for the fee reduction as long as their Social Equity eligibility status continues to be renewed. These changes will only affect those who are seeking the fee reduction for the first time.
For questions regarding the Social Equity Program, please email CRA-SocialEquity@michigan.gov or contact the CRA’s social equity team by phone at 517-284-8599.