Michigan's Marijuana Regulatory Agency says caregivers can sell to licensed growers or processors

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Marijuana caregivers and growers were pushed into an uneasy alliance on Thursday when Michigan's Marijuana Regulatory Agency announced a new policy. Starting immediately, provisioning centers cannot buy supplies directly from caregivers, as has been contended in the courts for several months.
Although a Court of Claims ruling on Thursday allowed unlicensed provisioning centers to stay open until their license status is settled, Judge Stephen Borello left the question of caregiver product up to the state agency.

The MRA stepped up quickly with a policy that caregivers can sell product to a licensed grower or to a processing facility. The grower or processor must then have the marijuana assessed at a licensed testing facility.
The new policy couples caregivers and corporate growers who have recently been feuding in the media. A recent campaign backed by Green Peak Innovations, the state's largest marijuana license holder, labeled caregiver marijuana as "contaminated" and "dirty" in an effort to cut them off from accessing the system.

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Larry Gabriel

Larry Gabriel covers cannabis for Metro Times. He also writes the Detroit Watch in the monthly Michigan Cannabis Industries Report. Larry's chapter "Rebirth of Tribe" in the book Heaven Was Detroit, from jazz to hip-hop and beyond chronicles the involvement of Marcus Belgrave, Wendell Harrison, Harold McKinney,...
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