Mr. O’Keefe possesses rare expertise in the area of government relations, having spent more than 15 years in law enforcement. Michigan voters resoundingly passed the Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensing Act, making it clear that the citizens of Michigan are strongly in favor of this alternative form of medicine. Recent research published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that states with medical marijuana laws had a 25% lower annual average opioid overdose mortality rate than other states. This is a significant statistic, since the opioid epidemic has skyrocketed across the country.

The current model (caregiver/patient) will continue to remain in existence. It has not been replaced by the new Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act. Therefore, if you are a caregiver or a patient who is interested in continued participation under the current model, contact attorney Patrick William O’Keefe for a free initial consultation. (517) 253-0114.


Effective December 15, 2017, the State of Michigan will begin accepting applications for licenses under the new Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act. There will be 5 license categories:

  1. Grower
    • Class A: 1 to 500 plants
    • Class B: 500 to 1,000 plants
    • Class C: 1,000 to 1,500 plants
  2. Processor (Extraction/Manufacturing)
  3. Provisioning Center (Dispensaires)
  4. Secure Transportation
  5. Safety Compliance Facility (Independent Testing Laboratory)

If you are interested in participating in the new MMFLA system, contact attorney Patrick William O’Keefe for a free consultation. (517) 253-0114.

*It is important to note that the possession, manufacture, and distribution of marijuana remains a violation of federal law. 21 U.S.C. 841 et seq. Therefore, persons who choose to participate in one or both of these state medical marijuana programs must understand that state laws can never preempt federal law. This site is intended for educational purposes to provide viewers with an understanding of services provided by O’Keefe Law PLLC, and must not be construed as providing legal advice. Viewers of this site must make themselves familiar with the strictures and provisions set forth under federal and state law regarding controlled substances. O’Keefe Law, PLLC is not responsible for the decisions made by viewers of this site.