LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Whitmer signed an executive order Friday establishing the Marijuana Regulatory Agency within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
The agency combines previous authorities, functions, and duties into a modernized process which allows for LARA to more efficiently regulate medical marijuana and apply this expertise to recreational marijuana as well.
"This executive order will eliminate inefficiencies that have made it difficult to meet the needs of Michigan’s medical marijuana patients,” said Whitmer. “All elements of this Agency have been designed to serve and better protect Michigan residents, and I’m eager to have a unified effort across state departments to make sure this process runs effectively and efficiently. I appreciate the productive input I’ve received on this important issue, including from Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey.”
Executive Order 2019-7 addresses matters related to both recreational and medical marijuana:
See the full executive order below: