Digital First Media People interested in obtaining a license to grow, process or transport medical marijuana, or to operate a provisioning center or safety compliance facility are invited to attend one of five upcoming education sessions to familiarize themselves with the process. The sessions are presented by Michigan’s Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation. There’s no cost to attend but registration is required at https://www.metrc.com/michigan by 5:00 p.m. Nov. 1 to guarantee entrance. Locations and dates of sessions: Advertisement • Nov. 8: Oakland Community College, 27055 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills • Nov. 9: Saginaw Valley State University, 7400 Bay Road, University Center • Nov. 13: Great Wolf Lodge, 3575 North US Highway 31 South, Traverse City • Nov. 14: Wing’s Conference Center, 3600 Vanrick Drive, Kalamazoo • Nov. 15: Kellogg Conference Center, 291 South Harrison Road, East Lansing Sessions will run 9 a.m. to noon. The Nov. 9 and 15 events will also be live-streamed on the website www.michigan.gov/medicalmarihuana Applications won’t be completed at the sessions, but attendees can learn about the process and requirements to obtain licenses when applications become available on Dec. 15. Attending a session won’t affect a potential licensee’s applications or ability to participate in future training opportunities. Representatives from Franwell – the company chosen to implement Michigan’s statewide monitoring system for integrated marijuana tracking, inventory and verification under the Marihuana Tracking Act – will be present to demonstrate Metrc, the company’s seed-to-sale tracking system.. Metrc is an online software reporting system that will be used by licensed Michigan medical marijuana businesses to manage and report supply chain activities as required by state rules. Metrc uses serialized tags on every plant and labels on wholesale packages to track medical marijuana inventory through growth and processing stages.