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R. Lance Boldrey's practice focuses on tribal and commercial gaming, and on Indian law (with an emphasis on economic development and state-tribal relations). He represents tribes, developers, banks and other non-tribal businesses, as well as state and local governments, and is a frequent speaker on Indian law topics. Mr. Boldrey is also a leader of the Firm's emerging Cannabis Law practice.

Blog Post is Co-Authored by Jerry Hincka from EHS Support

As the Michigan cannabis industry continues to grow and mature, medical and adult-use licensees would be well served to take proactive steps to ensure compliance with Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) regulations. We’ve previously written about the importance for cannabis businesses to be mindful of EHS regulations and the issue of environmental sustainability in the cannabis industry. In addition to federal EHS regulations from federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Michigan cannabis licensees must also pay careful attention to state EHS regulations from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and the Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA).
Continue Reading Michigan Cannabis Industry Must Be Prepared for Environmental, Health, and Safety Compliance Inspections from EGLE and MIOSHA

On Monday, September 27, 2021, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (“MRA”) held a public hearing to receive comments on a series of proposed changes to the administrative rules that govern medical and adult-use marijuana businesses. We previously covered an overview of the proposed changes in our five-part blog series in the days leading up to public hearing. The proposed rules concern significant changes to the following rule sets: licenseslicenseesoperations, testing, infused productssale or transfer, employeeshearings, disciplinary proceedings, and declaratory rulings.

Continue Reading Marijuana Regulatory Agency Holds Public Hearing On Proposed Administrative Rule Changes

On Monday, September 27, Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency will hold a public hearing on draft administrative rules updating all of the State’s current cannabis-related rules other than for hemp. The deadline to provide written public comments is that Monday at 5:00 PM.

In a six-part series, we outline the substantive proposed changes in each of ten draft rule sets and then will conclude with coverage of next week’s hearing. Today, we cover the rule sets for Marihuana Hearings (Rules 420.701 to 420.709), Marihuana Disciplinary Hearings (Rules 420.801 to 420.808a), and the brand new proposed set for Marihuana Declaratory Rulings (Rules 420.821 to 420.823). Rules without substantive changes are not included.

Continue Reading Proposed New Michigan Cannabis Rules V: Hearings, Disciplinary Proceedings, And Declaratory Rulings

On Monday, September 27, Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency will hold a public hearing on draft administrative rules updating all of the State’s current cannabis-related rules other than for hemp. The deadline to provide written public comments is that Monday at 5:00 PM.

In a six-part series, we outline the substantive proposed changes in each of ten draft rule sets and then will conclude with coverage of next week’s hearing. Today, we cover the rule sets for Marihuana Sale or Transfer (Rules 420.501 to 420.510) and Marihuana Employees (Rules 420.601 to 420.602a). Rules without substantive changes are not included.

Continue Reading Proposed New Michigan Cannabis Rules IV: Sale Or Transfer And Employees

On Monday, September 27, Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency will hold a public hearing on draft administrative rules updating all of the State’s current cannabis-related rules other than for hemp. The deadline to provide written public comments is that Monday at 5 p.m.

In a six-part series, Dykema will outline the substantive proposed changes in each of 10 draft rule sets and then will conclude with coverage of next week’s hearing. So far, we have covered the proposed changes to the Marihuana Licenses and Marihuana Licensees rule sets. Today, we cover the rule sets for Marihuana Operations (Rules 420.201 to 420.215), Sampling and Testing (Rules 420.301 to 420.308), and Marihuana Infused Products (Rules 420.401 to 420.405). Rules without substantive changes are not included.

Continue Reading Proposed New Michigan Cannabis Rules III: Operations, Testing, and Infused Products