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Nesbitt seeks answers from Michigan’s marijuana agency director following statewide product recall

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Aric Nesbitt on Tuesday sent a letter to Marijuana Regulatory Agency Executive Director Andrew Brisbo seeking more information about the Nov. 17 statewide product recall.

“The Marijuana Regulatory Agency’s recent recall of nearly 65,000 pounds of cannabis has caused a great deal of concern across the industry. While I appreciate and share your interest in protecting the health and safety of all consumers, I am concerned by some of the things I have heard about how this recall was conducted,” wrote Nesbitt, R-Lawton. “Given the importance of this issue, I am requesting more information from you regarding this recall.”

Nesbitt, who serves as chairman of the Senate Regulator Reform Committee, requested that Brisbo provide the following information:

  • A timeline of events and decisions that led to the recall;
  • The testing or scientific data used to justify the actions;
  • A timeline for completing the ongoing investigation of the issue; and
  • An explanation of how the agency communicated a recall of this size to all the impacted licensees and what it is doing to assist them.

“Any time a government agency takes action like this, it is important for the public to understand the basis of these decisions and know how your agency came to the conclusions that it did. With a highly regulated industry such as this, your agency has considerable power to impact the operations of Michigan businesses and the choices available to consumers. I look forward to your prompt and thorough response,” Nesbitt concluded.