A medical marijuana dispensary on Detroit’s west side will have to close its doors for 30 days and pay a $75,000 fine after Michigan’s Cannabis Regulatory Agency discovered multiple bags filled with suspected marijuana products that did not have state tagging information.
During an unannounced site visit in May 2021, the agency observed multiple bags, backpacks and duffel bags at The House of Mary Jane, located at 19154 James Couzens. They told the company that the products couldn’t be sold or destroyed until the investigation was complete and guidance was given by the agency, according to the formal complaint. The agency also asked for video footage.
The agency said it never got that video footage and when they returned to the dispensary and asked about the product, they were told the products were destroyed.
“Our licensees must follow all of the rules and laws that govern the cannabis industry,” David Harns, a CRA spokesperson, said in a news release announcing the signing of the consent order. “Untagged marijuana products and the inability to provide video footage is simply unacceptable.”
Cannabis businesses are not allowed to have marijuana product that isn’t labeled or tagged, and surveillance recordings must be kept for at least 30 days.