October 10, 2022 – The Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) ordered today a 30-day suspension of the medical marijuana provisioning center facility license held by The House of Mary Jane – located at 19154 James Couzens, Detroit, MI 48235. In addition to the suspension, the order requires the payment of a $75,000 fine. The license suspension begins 10 days after the effective date of the order.
Representatives of The House of Mary Jane (“Respondent”) recently signed a consent order, allowing the CRA to treat the following allegations as true for the purposes of resolving the formal complaint:
- The CRA conducted an unannounced compliance visit at the licensed provisioning center and observed multiple bags, backpacks, and duffle bags of suspected marijuana products that did not have the tracking identification numbers assigned by the statewide monitoring system (METRC) attached.
- Respondent was advised not to sell or destroy the untagged products until the investigation was completed and until guidance was given by the CRA. The CRA also requested that Respondent provide 30 days of video surveillance coverage required by administrative rule. Respondent failed to provide the 30 days of video surveillance as requested by the CRA.
- The CRA returned to the provisioning center facility and inquired about the untagged marijuana products; Respondent then claimed to have destroyed the remaining untagged marijuana products. Video surveillance recordings of the product destruction were requested but not provided by Respondent.
“The Cannabis Regulatory Agency has a legal responsibility to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public,” said CRA spokesman David Harns. “Our licensees must follow all of the rules and laws that govern the cannabis industry. Untagged marijuana products and the inability to provide video footage is simply unacceptable.”
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