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MI Social Equity Program – MMMP Caregiver Discount Eligibility Update from CRA

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 […]

Ex-House Speaker Rick Johnson sentenced to 55 months in federal prison for taking bribes

This story was reprinted with permission from Crain’s Detroit and written by David Eggert. Former Michigan House Speaker Rick Johnson was sentenced to 55 months in federal prison Thursday for taking at least $110,200 worth of bribes, including lobbyist-funded sex with a prostitute, while he chaired the state’s nascent medical marijuana licensing board. Johnson, 70, of LeRoy, Michigan, […]

CRA Publishes Michigan’s Marijuana Industry Voluntary and Involuntary Exclusion Lists

In order to promote continued transparency with Michigan’s cannabis industry stakeholders, the Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) has created and made public the marijuana industry voluntary and involuntary lists. These lists are now available on the CRA website and include individuals excluded from participating in the licensed marijuana industry in Michigan. Individuals may be excluded from […]

Michigan Cannabis Sales Set a Monthly Record in June 2023

Michigan cannabis sales rose 6.0% in June from the longer May to a record $260.8 million. On a per-day basis, sales grew 8.8%. The growth of 39.2% from a year ago was up from the 31.9% level last month: The Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency breaks out sales by medical and adult-use, with medical sales falling 69.1% […]

Revised Confirmation of Tax Compliance Attestation for Medical and Adult-Use Applicants/Licensees

In consultation with the Department of Attorney General and the Department of Treasury, the Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) has revised the Confirmation of Tax Compliance Attestation (Treasury Attestation) for initial and renewal applications. The medical and adult-use treasury attestations have been revised and updated on the website. This revision is intended to align the application […]

Michigan’s Cannabis Regulatory Agency Notifies Consumers of Voluntary Marijuana Product Recall

In the interest of public health and safety, the Cannabis Regulatory Agency notified consumers today of a recall of marijuana-infused edible products. Bloomfield Development Group Grow, LLC dba Golden Shores Cannabis Company (Bloomfield) – in coordination with the Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) – is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of marijuana-infused edible products due to […]

Michigan’s Cannabis Regulatory Agency Takes Disciplinary Action against Mt. Morris Processor

In order to ensure the health, safety, and security of the public and integrity of the state’s marijuana business operations, today the Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) announced disciplinary action against Sky Labs, LLC, located at 9421 N. Dort Hwy, Mt. Morris, Michigan 48458. Sky Labs will surrender its medical processor license, have stringent compliance requirements […]

BMMR Rick Johnson and lobbyists to enter pleas in MI medical cannabis licensing bribery probe

Rick Johnson, Lobbyists To Enter Plea To Bribery In Marijuana Probe — 10:32 a.m. Former Michigan medical marijuana board chair Rick JOHNSON, two lobbyists and a fourth individual have signed plea agreements admitting to their role in a bribery scheme involving the state’s marijuana licensing operations. U.S. Attorney Mark Totten said Johnson, the former House […]