Judge Upholds Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency’s Decision to Suspend Cannabis Retail License

Judge Upholds Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency’s Decision to Suspend Cannabis Retail License
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<![CDATA[A two-day hearing over the Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency’s (CRA) decision to suspend a Flint-based cannabis retailer’s license has resulted in a judge upholding the suspension.As previously reported by Cannabis Business Times, state regulators suspended the medical and adult-use licenses for GC Flint LLC, which does business as Green Culture, Nov. 15 after issuing a health and safety bulletin the same day to alert consumers about allegedly unregulated and contaminated cannabis products sold by the company between Feb. 10 and Sept. 30.The affected products included prerolls labeled as “Moonrock Blunt” that did not have identifying tags through Metrc, Michigan’s seed-to-sale tracking system.CRA investigators received a complaint Aug. 27 that claimed Green Culture sold caregiver product that did not have test results or Metrc tagging, and during a Sept. 28 visit, the Green Culture team told CRA investigators that the MoonRock prerolls were 100% hemp-extracted CBD containing less than 0.3% THC.The following day, investigators conducted an audit of all untested product reported in Metrc to be at Green Culture’s Flint dispensary and allegedly discovered that roughly 58 pounds of caregiver product entered into Metrc could not be located at the facility.During an Oct. 3 visit from regulators, the Green Culture team allegedly said the company obtained product from AFC Labs, a state-licensed hemp processor that does not hold a cannabis license, and that the untagged product from AFC Labs was high-THC cannabis and not hemp.The CRA’s investigation ultimately revealed that Green Culture allegedly sold or transferred roughly 18,000 ACF Labs products to medical cannabis patients or adult-use consumers without full compliance testing, Metrc tags and labeling. In addition, of 51 product samples collected during one of the CRA’s visits to Green Culture’s facility, 49 were confirmed to be cannabis (the other two were hemp) and more than three-quarters of the products…

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