Will the Department be reorganized again?

The Bureau of Marihuana Regulation (BMR) was created by the LARA Director within the LARA in April 2017 to cover all aspects of marijuana regulation. The new Bureau combines the existing oversight functions of the state’s patient and caregiver registry with the newly established statutory requirements for marihuana facility licensing. The Bureau’s centralized services will enhance patient protections and make regulations more efficient for Michigan patients and the future commercial entities. Any future reorganization of the Department is under the purview of the LARA Director. The reorganization of an entire State Department is an executive function under the discretion of the Governor.