With the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (Proposal 1) becoming state law today, the Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) announced that the regulation of adult-use marijuana has been added to the newly-renamed Bureau of Marijuana Regulation (BMR).
Michigan is a model for citizen safety and business efficiency by having all marijuana-related regulation handled by a single government entity. BMR combines the existing oversight functions of the state’s patient and caregiver registry and medical marijuana facility licensing with the newly established statutory requirements of adult-use marijuana (commonly referred to as recreational marijuana).
“BMR’s organizational structure shows Michigan is continuing to lead when it comes to state marijuana licensing and regulation,” said LARA Director Shelly Edgerton. “While many other states have various licensing, regulation, and patient programs spread throughout different departments and agencies, BMR will keep marijuana-related services in one