LANSING — While the state has given the green light to mega growers of medical marijuana, a bi-partisan group of lawmakers wants to put the brakes on big grow operations.
The medical marijuana law passed by the Legislature last year that regulates and taxes the multi-million dollar industry created three categories of growers: Class A – up to 500 plants, Class B – between 501 and 1,000 plants and Class C – between 1,001-1,500 plants.
In rules established by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs last month, an individual or business could “stack” grow licenses, get as many Class C licenses as they wanted and consolidate their operations in one spot.
But the bill introduced last week would limit growers to only two licenses at a single medical marijuana facility and would only allow one grower to operate a facility.
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Source: Cannabis Business Times