Here We Go Again: Recreational Marijuana in Michigan

APA Michigan Chapter


Thursday, April 25, 2019
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EDT

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Proposal 1 made Michigan the first state in the Midwest to legalize the possession and use of recreational marijuana for adults. Planners now have their work cut out for them as we once again develop the regulatory measures in response to the passage of Proposal 1.  Opt in, opt out, go figure!  Learn what you need to do over the next year as LARA regulations are developed.



Landon Bartley, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Landon Bartley is a senior planner for the City of Grand Rapids, largely in support of the City’s Planning Commission but also with a focus on public outreach and issues surrounding affordable housing, the creative economy, and sustainability. His primary responsibilities currently include administering the City’s medical marijuana ... Read More

Andrew Brisbo

Confirmed Speaker

Andrew Brisbo is the Director of the Bureau of Marijuana Regulation for the State of Michigan. The Bureau was created in 2017 to implement the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act and Marihuana Tracking Act and oversee Michigan’s existing medical marijuana registry card program under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act ... Read More

Catherine Kaufman, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Catherine Kaufman is a municipal attorney in Kalamazoo. She is a partner in Bauckham Sparks, a municipal law firm that serves as general counsel for over 65 townships and villages in southwest Michigan, as well as serving as general counsel for the Michigan Townships Association. Catherine is also a member ... Read More

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