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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 term expiring December 31, 2018:

  • Nichole Cover, licensed pharmacist.

For a term expiring December 31, 2019:

  • David LaMontaine, executive board member for the Police Officers’ Association of Michigan (an MLC client).He was the nominee of the Speaker of the House.
  • Rick Johnson, former state representative and current manager of Common Cents Farm.He is the nominee of the Senate Majority Leader.

For a term expiring December 31, 2020:

  • Donald Bailey, retired sergeant for the Michigan State Police.
  • Vivian Pickard, president and CEO of a consulting firm.

After this round of initial appointments, subsequent members will serve four-year terms.

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