The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) has announced it will hold a public hearing September 27 to receive public comments on the proposed administrative rule sets governing marijuana businesses introduced earlier in August 2021. The proposed rule sets, which can be found here, “are intended to provide clarity/consistency to those working in both the medical and adult-use markets … The rule sets implement, administer, and enforce appropriate standards for marijuana businesses and associated equipment and establish regulations ensuring the safety, security, and integrity of the operation of marijuana businesses.”
There are 10 proposed rule sets, which cover the following topics:
- Marijuana Declaratory Rulings
- Marijuana Disciplinary Proceedings
- Marijuana Employees
- Marijuana Hearings
- Marijuana Infused Products and Edible Marijuana Products
- Marijuana Licensees
- Marijuana Licenses
- Marijuana Operations
- Marijuana Sale or Transfer
- Marijuana Sampling and Testing
Some highlights of the proposed rule sets include two new license types: the marijuana educational research license and an expansion of the Class A micro-business license. The rule sets also provide for reduced administrative fees, including a reduction to the non-refundable initial application fee from $6,000 to $3,000.
The public hearing is scheduled to be streamed live on Zoom at 9:30 a.m., and the MRA is welcoming public comments from anyone interested. Comments can be presented in person, sent to the MRA via email, or sent to the MRA via mail until 5:00 p.m. on September 27, 2021. Contact the MRA for more information on the public hearing.
Once the public hearing has concluded, the MRA can finalize the rules. If the rules are approved by the MRA director, they will then have to be approved by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules before becoming law.
If you are a licensed marijuana facility that needs assistance in complying with the MRA administrative rules or in defending your license against an MRA violation, please contact our experienced cannabis law team. At Grewal Law PLLC, we have an extensive practice relating to marijuana licensure, and we can help businesses remain compliant under the new rules.
Contact us today at (888) 211-5798 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.