Jones working to ensure licensing integrity

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Sen. Rick Jones

Sen. Rick Jones

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Rick Jones announced on Thursday that he is drafting a bill to ensure that anyone who has been a registered lobbyist in the last five years may not apply to be on a state of Michigan licensing board. A marijuana licensing board will soon be created by the state.

“It has come to my attention that lobbyists would like to serve on the Michigan Marijuana Licensing Board,” said Jones, R-Grand Ledge. “The board will be responsible for licensing the growing, transporting and dispensing of medical marijuana. The board must have full integrity and any appearance of impropriety must not be allowed. Some lobbyists have been paid by marijuana groups and should have no power over licenses.”