In Michigan, Don't Call Your Business a 'Dispensary'

In Michigan, Don't Call Your Business a 'Dispensary'

The state has prohibited businesses from using 16 distinct words and phrases in advertising.

June 12, 2018
Eric Sandy
Branding & Marketing State by State: Michigan

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs issued an advisory bulletin this week that lists 16 terms that are prohibited in medical marijuana advertising. For example, businesses may not use the word "dispensary."

The state advises that medical marijuana retail businesses use "provisioning center" or "marihuana facility." (Note the "h" in the spelling, a compositional quirk unique to Michigan regulations.) 

See the full advisory bulletin below.

Michigan Medical Marijuana "Provisioning Centers" Advisory Bulletin by sandydocs on Scribd

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