Shelly Edgerton, director of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), will present “Michigan Medical Marihuana 101” at Northern Michigan University. Her talk is scheduled at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in 2904 West Science. It is open to the public.
LARA oversees the state’s medical cannabis regulations. Edgerton is expected to address the history of medical cannabis in Michigan. She also will provide an overview of regulatory revisions underway, including the regulated licensing of large-scale growing operations, dispensaries, testing labs, processing facilities and secure transportation services. Prior to joining LARA, she served the state legislature for 27 years, most recently as deputy senate majority counsel in the Senate Majority Policy Office.
Edgerton is the inaugural speaker for the NMU medicinal plant chemistry program’s lecture series. The seminars will feature experts from all areas of the industry, including regulation and law, manufacturing and production, laboratory analysis, research and development and marketing/communication.