social equity

MRA Introduces Proposed Marijuana Rule Sets

2020-01-14T10:46:52-05:00January 14th, 2020|

Soon, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) will hold a public hearing to receive public comment on the proposed combined topic-based rule sets. The proposed topic-based rule sets are intended to provide clarity/consistency to those working in both the medical and adult-use markets. The rule sets provide for the implementation of a program to license medical [...]

Stakeholders Needed for Marijuana Social Equity Workgroups

2020-01-06T15:28:18-05:00January 6th, 2020|

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) is facilitating stakeholder workgroups to discuss and provide suggestions regarding the Social Equity Program.  What is the Social Equity Program? Michigan’s Social Equity Program is designed to encourage participation in the marijuana industry by those in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by marijuana prohibition and enforcement. The agency originally [...]

The Cannabis Industry: Reviewing 2019 and Predictions for 2020

2019-12-23T11:50:25-05:00December 19th, 2019|

2019 was an exciting year for the cannabis industry on a national and state level. As the year is coming to an end, it is worth a look back at the progress that was made and ahead to what we can predict for 2020.  Michigan Adult-Use Licensing and Sales The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) began [...]

MRA Announces Social Equity Program Expansion

2019-10-03T08:38:39-05:00October 3rd, 2019|

On October 2, 2019 the Michigan Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced that the Social Equity Program would be expanding eligibility to those who have been disproportionately impacted by cannabis laws and enforcement. What is the Social Equity Program? The program is designed to encourage participation in the marijuana industry from those in residing in disproportionately impacted [...]

Preparing to Apply for an Adult-Use Establishment License? There are a Few Things You Should Know

2019-09-26T15:32:16-05:00September 26th, 2019|

November 1st, 2019 is the first day that the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) starts accepting applications for adult-use establishment licenses. The MRA just released a tip bulletin for licensees, which highlights the requirements or important changes that those companies who have medical facilities licenses must follow. This is in order to pass pre-licensure inspections and [...]

What Michigan Can Learn from Other States’ Cannabis Laws

2019-06-28T09:38:39-05:00June 28th, 2019|

The cannabis industry has been riding a wave of progressive movement this past week as Illinois and Massachusetts made significant strides in legalizing cannabis, addressing social equity concerns, and normalizing the use of marijuana in public. For almost 8 months, Michigan has been hailed as a beacon of light for the marijuana industry as the [...]

The MRA: What’s New and What’s Next

2019-06-17T13:38:07-05:00June 17th, 2019|

(Courtesy of Michigan.gov) L-R Lindsay Russman, Colleen Curtis, Krista Moorman, Andrew Brisbo, Sara Hernandez, Kristie Jordan, Desmond Mitchell, Jennifer Piggott, Michella Marshall, Kavita Kale, Brian Hanna. In kicking off the Marijuana Regulatory Agency’s (MRA) first public meeting on Thursday, Jun. 14, 2019, Executive Director Andrew Brisbo stressed the agency’s commitment to “outreach, education [...]