Morning Plenary Speaker

Brian Hanna

Executive Director, Cannabis Regulatory Agency

Cannabis Regulations in Michigan: Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going:

Cannabis Regulatory Agency Executive Director Hanna will provide an update on current regulatory statistics and issues, as well as provide a glimpse into the future of regulations in Michigan.

Bio:

Executive Director Brian Hanna was designated by Governor Whitmer to lead Michigan’s Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) in December 2022. The CRA oversees the medical and adult-use marijuana industries, regulates hemp-derived products, and runs the state’s medical marijuana registry card program. CRA’s mission is to establish Michigan as the national model for a regulatory program that stimulates business growth while preserving safe consumer access to cannabis. 

Brian previously spent 5 years with the CRA as the manager of field operations, inspections, and investigations. He has a law enforcement and military background, having previously worked as a criminal intelligence manager and analyst with MSP and as a Deputy Sheriff for Kalamazoo County. He also served as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve with a combat deployment to Afghanistan from 2010-2011. 

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Brian Hanna

Panels (Details and panelists to be announced soon)

Panel: Cannabis Regulations

Panel: Alumni

Panel: Social Justice/Equity

Panel: Growing, breeding and related topics