All six counts were dismissed in a July 28 settlement agreement.
Berry pleaded responsible to a Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act civil infraction and agreed to forfeit $5,000 seized by the state in 2015, Ryan Jarvi, a communications officer for the Michigan Attorney General's Office, said in an email. Some $3,000 of that will go to the impound lot for the return of a trailer.
He was fined $1 for the infraction, which was paid.
The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) is issuing this health and safety advisory bulletin due to a confirmed complaint regarding pre-rolls contaminated with human saliva.
The below packages of pre-rolls were manufactured by 3843 Euclid LLC (License Nos. PR-000098 and AU-P-000106) and dispersed to many marijuana sales locations.
All contaminated pre-rolls will have a label that indicates the license number of the marijuana business that sold the marijuana product as well as tag number assigned to the product in the statewide monitoring system.
Note: An MRA investigation is still on-going and may result in additional future recalls.
“It’s fitting that we’re opening our first provisioning center in East Lansing, the home of my alma mater, Michigan State University. For me, this store symbolizes a decade of participation in the Michigan cannabis arena. I am grateful for the many people who have helped me along the way, and most specifically the tireless efforts of my Pleasantrees team members. To share our carefully crafted Pleasantrees products with Michigan’s patient population under our own
roof is a true blessing. We are not businesspeople that started a cannabis company; we are cannabis people that started a business. This is a very proud moment.” Randall Buchman, EGP Founder & CEO.
Cannabis industry leaders have said their businesses are being hit by the pandemic. Though they are deemed "essential" businesses and allowed to continue operating during lockdowns in many places, they are ineligible for Small Business Administration programs designed to help small businesses, according to the National Cannabis Industry Association.
"It’s critically important that essential cannabis workers are not exposed to unnecessary health risks due to outdated federal banking regulations," executive director Aaron Smith said in a statement commending the inclusion of the SAFE Banking Act.