Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed five board members to the state Medical Marijuana Licensing Board, a move that’s expected to allow the regulation and licensing process to get underway.
The board will regulate growth, processing, transportation and selling of medical marijuana. Former Republican Speaker of the House Rick Johnson will be chairman. Senate Marjority Leader Arlan Meekhof appointed Johnson. Other members include Nichole Cover, a health care supervisor for Walgreens, and Donald Bailey, a retired Michigan State Police sergeant.
Meekhof said he nominated Johnson for his varied experience and knowledge.
Snyder said the board will help to provide oversight