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Lt. Gov. Gilchrist Signs Marijuana Bills Into Law

Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist

On February 19, Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist signed House Bills 4126 and 4127 into law.  Both laws pertain to the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA).

House Bill 4126 requires the MRA to promulgate a rule requiring marijuana establishments to include a warning on marijuana packaging for women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding. The bill was sponsored by Representative Thomas Albert (R-Lowell).

House Bill 4127 requires the MRA to establish informational pamphlet standards, and requires marijuana establishments to make a pamphlet available to every patron at the time of sale that includes safety information related to marijuana use by minors and the poison control hotline number. The bill was sponsored by Representative Daire Rendon (R-Lake City).

The MAB is carefully watching all bills related to restriction on marijauna sales, through not legal to advertise because the federal government has not yet legalized the substance. We want to make certain that if warnings are placed on advertising, customers can be referred to a website for further information.

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