US: Michigan's top cannabis industry regulator leaving position for new job at LARA

The executive director of Michigan's Cannabis Regulatory Agency is leaving the agency he helped launch and is getting a new position within the state's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

Andrew Brisbo, who became the head of the new state agency in 2019, will take over as the director of the state's Bureau of Construction Codes later next month,  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office said Tuesday.

"We are proud of the incredible team at the Cannabis Regulatory Agency for establishing Michigan as one of the top cannabis markets in the country," Bobby Leddy, a spokesperson for Whitmer, said in an emailed statement.

Under Brisbo's leadership, Michigan's adult-use cannabis industry rapidly expanded. In June, sales of adult-use cannabis totaled nearly $166 million in Michigan, compared with $107 million a year prior.

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