Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2019
Gov. Whitmer Appoints Andrew Brisbo as Marijuana Regulatory Agency Executive Director
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today appointed Andrew D. Brisbo, of East Lansing, as the Marijuana Regulatory Agency Executive Director.
“Andrew will be critical in determining and achieving solutions as we develop new Marijuana regulations in Michigan,” Whitmer said. “He brings a wealth of expert knowledge on this subject, which will be essential through this implementation process while protecting Michigan residents.”
Andrew D. Brisbo currently serves as director of the Bureau of Marijuana Regulation within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). Previous to this position, he served as the state division administrator for the licensing division for the Department. Mr. Brisbo will serve at the pleasure of the Governor. His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
Executive Order 2019-7 signed on March 1st established the Marijuana Regulatory Agency within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). This Agency combines previous authorities, functions, and duties into a modernized process which allows for LARA to more efficiently regulate medical marijuana and apply this expertise to recreational marijuana as well.