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Renaming of the Marijuana Regulatory Agency to Increase Efficiency

Michigan’s cannabis and hemp programs will be consolidated under one newly renamed regulator, the Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA).
Currently, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) regulates hemp, while the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) regulates marijuana. Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2022-1 renames the Marijuana Regulatory Agency as the Cannabis Regulatory Agency and tasks it with regulating the processing, distribution, and sale of both hemp and marijuana going forward. Oversight of hemp cultivation will remain with MDARD. This restructuring will allow for a more effective, efficient administration and enforcement of Michigan laws regulating cannabis in all its forms. The executive order was filed with the legislature and will take effect in 60 days. Learn More