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Legal WeedLegal Weed Brings In $32M Through Feb.; Agency Seeks Input On Supply

The state sold $31.97 million worth of recreational marijuana in its first three months of operations, with the final week – February 24 through March 1 – being the largest yet, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency announced this week.

Along with sales figures, the agency also announced this week a policy change as it relates to caregiver product and a stakeholder workgroup it is compiling to discuss and provide suggestions on supply availability.

The workgroup will meet in Saginaw on March 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those who are interested must send an email with “workgroup” in the subject line to MRA-Legal@michigan.gov with their name, mailing address, email address and phone number, occupation and employer, along with a brief explanation of why they want to be in the group. Those who are interested in participating must send in their requests by March 11 at 5 p.m.

The state’s total recreational marijuana sales have resulted in $3.2 million in excise tax revenue and $2.1 million in sales tax, MRA said. As of Monday, there are 111 licensed adult-use marijuana establishments in the state.

Those licensees include 61 retailers, two Class B growers, 24 Class C growers (made up of nine companies), 11 processors, six secure transporters, six marijuana event organizers and one marijuana safety compliance facility.

Additionally, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency will hold a public meeting on March 26 at the Hoyt Public Library in Saginaw to take complaints and receive views from the public on its administration of the recreational and medical marijuana laws.

Public comments may be made in person at the hearing, emailed or mailed to the Marijuana Regulatory Agency, Legal Section, P.O. Box 30205, Lansing, MI 48909.

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