LANSING, Michigan (WILX) – A bipartisan group of lawmakers today announced the introduction of the Michigan Cannabis Safety Act. This updates Michigan’s medical cannabis laws to promote access to tested, tracked, and labeled cannabis products for all Michigan residents.
Currently, UMGs are not required to test, track, or label patient products and can sell their additional marijuana. The new regulation would continue to allow unlicensed caregivers to grow for themselves and a patient, and would require SMG product testing to protect patient safety and increase accountability.
“Michigan has the opportunity to be a national leader in cannabis safety, job creation and economic growth, and these bills help us contain Michigan’s unlicensed cannabis market that threatens the health of all Michigan people,” said State Representative Jim Lilly, R-Park Local community.
The Michigan Cannabis Safety Act, House Bills 5300-5302, updates the rules in the Michigan Medical Marijuana and Michigan Medical Marijuana Facility Licensing Acts by adding a new Specialty Medical Grower (SMG) license for unlicensed marijuana growers (UMGs) , also known as caregivers, is introduced.
“Every Michigander deserves access to tested, tracked and labeled cannabis products from licensed suppliers,” said MP Ronnie Peterson, D-Ypsilanti.
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