Why now? What prompted LARA to make this decision?

Since its inception in April 2017, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) has proactively engaged medical marijuana stakeholders and has listened intently to input from Michigan’s most vulnerable patients. MRA has listened to dozens of hours of public comments, discussions with more than one hundred workgroup members, and has received numerous letters and emails. It is clear that MRA must enact measures that help ensure that medical marijuana patients have access to their medicine and remain protected.