Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive order putting cannabis and marijuana regulation under one agency in a move to “improve efficiency.”
“Incorporating multiple government functions into the newly named Cannabis Regulatory Agency will help us continue to grow our economy and create jobs,” Whitmer said.
“And to be completely safe, legal cultivation and consumption entrepreneurship in cannabis use helps us put Michiganders first by channeling significant gains in tax revenue from this new industry to making larger and bolder investments in local schools, roads, and first responders,” the governor said.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) currently regulates cannabis, while the Marijuana Regulatory Agency is responsible for the marijuana sector. Whitmer’s request He renames the Marijuana Regulatory Agency as the Cannabis Regulatory Agency and instructs it to regulate the processing, distribution, and sale of both hemp and marijuana.
Oversight of cannabis cultivation will remain with MDARD. The executive order has been submitted to the legislature and will take effect within 60 days.