Andrew was appointed by Governor Whitmer to lead the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) in April 2019. The agency oversees the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act and Marihuana Tracking Act as well as the medical marijuana registry card program under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. The agency is also responsible for implementing the regulatory program enacted under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act. MRA’s mission is to establish Michigan as the national model for a regulatory program that stimulates business growth while preserving safe consumer access to marijuana. Andrew has been in licensing and regulation with the State of Michigan since 2004, including experience with the Michigan Gaming Control Board, Department of State, and occupational and health professional licensing.
In March 2020, the now-global viral pandemic began having notable and harsh effects on Michigan business and government which are still being felt. Regulated industries such as the cannabis industry are no exception. This one-hour webinar will offer participants a chance to hear perspectives on the crisis and impacts to the Michigan cannabis industry from leaders in state government and regulated business as well to submit questions to the presenters. This educational opportunity will include information on state-level regulation from the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency, an update on local licensing impacts, and perspectives from a licensed medical and adult-use cannabis business with grower, processor, and retail operations.