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Butzel Long attorney Michelle R.E. Donovan was quoted in this week’s Metro Times article concerning state regulators cutting a large supply of medical marijuana for Michigan’s legal provisioning centers.

Some medical marijuana provisioning centers are worried about their ability to survive the booming black market after state regulators severely cut off their supply of cannabis products.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new state Marijuana Regulatory Agency decided last week to “immediately” ban the centers from buying marijuana from any of the more than 41,000 state-approved caregivers, the primary source of medical cannabis.

Now, all of the marijuana products — from flower and hash to concentrates and edibles — must be purchased from any of the roughly 20 state-licensed corporate growers and processors whose prices are much higher than caregivers’.