State Decision Puts Medical Marijuana Patients First



Josh Hovey



Medical Marijuana Licensing Board resolution will ensure patients have access to their medicine and will put industry employees across the state back to work 

LANSING, MI – The state Medical Marijuana Licensing Board adopted a resolution today that will ensure patients have access to their medical marijuana while the state works on getting more businesses licensed.

In response to this decision, Michigan Cannabis Industry Association Executive Director Robin Schneider issued the following statement:

“This is an excellent temporary solution that will get patients access to the medicine they need and will put hundreds of employees in the medical cannabis industry back to work. We are thankful to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the staff at LARA and the Bureau of Marijuana Regulation for listening to the concerns from patients and businesses and taking swift action on this important issue,” said Schneider.

 The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs resolution adopted by the MMLB gives the state until March 31 to review and grant additional business licenses to ensure patients across the state have better access to the medical marijuana they need.  

 “It is important to keep in mind, however, that this is a temporary solution and that there is still much more work to do to get more businesses licensed and operational. We look forward to working with the department and Gov. Whitmer’s administration to improve the application process to ensure that we do not have supply shortages moving forward,” said Schneider.