Marihuana Advisory Panel

Housed within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the 17-member Panel was created to make recommendations to the Department and to the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board concerning the administration, implementation, and enforcement of the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act and the Marihuana Tracking Act.
 
Statute
 
Contact
Colleen Curtis 
Manager, Legal Division
Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
517-284-8599
 
 
Members
 
James Berlin, Warren
Represents local police
Term expires Dec. 20, 2019
 
Kim Cole, Ludington
Represents sheriffs
Term expires Dec. 20, 2019
 
Alan Helmkamp, Livonia
Represents counties
Term expires Dec. 20, 2019
 
Catherine Kaufman, South Haven
Represents townships
Term expires Dec. 20, 2019
 
Saqib Nakadar, Bloomfield Hills
Represents physicians
Term expires Dec. 20, 2019
 
Paul Samways, Pinckney
Represents registered medical marihuana patients
Term expires Dec. 20, 2019
 
Suzanne Schulz, Grand Rapids
Represents cities and villages
Term expires Dec. 20, 2019
 
Additional Members of the Panel:
  • Director of the Michigan State Police or their designee
  • Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services or their designee
  • Director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs or their designee
  • Attorney General of their designee
  • Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development or their designee
 
**The remaining members appointed by the Governor shall represent licensed growers, processors, provisioning centers, safety compliance facilities, and secure transporters, and will be considered for appointment once licensing takes effect.