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Governor Creates Marihuana Regulatory Agency

Mar 08, 2019

Regulation of marihuana would be contained within a new agency, combining previous authorities, functions, and duties. Housed within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order creating the new Marihuana Regulatory Agency. The order transfers authorities from the Marihuana Licensing Board, the Bureau of Marihuana Regulation, and the Marihuana […]

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Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law 101

Dec 12, 2017

You may have heard a little something about Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law in the news. We’ll explain why, but first let’s dig into that law and what it’s about.

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Participants Sought for Medical Marihuana Stakeholder Workgroups

Aug 25, 2017

The Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulations (BMMR), housed with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, is seeking participants for medical marihuana stakeholder workgroups.  The bureau is facilitating five stakeholder work groups to discuss and provide suggestions on regulatory topics related to the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.  The work groups are: Grower Processor Safety […]

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Governor Makes Appointments to Medical Marihuana Licensing Board

Jun 02, 2017

Last Friday, Governor Rick Snyder announced the initial appointments to the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board established by the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.  Housed within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the five-member board was created to implement the system of licensing and regulation established under the Act.  The initial appointees are: For a […]

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New Bureau Created for Medical Marihuana Regulations

Apr 14, 2017

It was announced that Michigan has centralized all aspects of medical marihuana regulation by creating the new Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation (BMMR) housed within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). The new bureau combines the existing oversight functions of the state’s patient and caregiver registry with the newly established statutory requirements for […]

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MLC Capitol Spotlight: An Interview with Shelly Edgerton, Director & Chief Data Systems Officer for the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Oct 14, 2016

Shelly Edgerton was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder as Director in April 2016.  Prior to joining the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), Ms. Edgerton dedicated twenty-seven years of service to the state Legislature where she served most recently in the capacity of Deputy Senate Majority Counsel in the Senate Majority Policy Office. She […]

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