Standard Operating Procedures Required Under New Rules
The newly adopted Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) Administrative Rule 420.206a requires all licensees to have “up-to-date written standard operating procedures on site at all times.” Licensees have six months from March 9, 2022 (or September 9, 2022) to comply with this additional requirement.
The new Rule provides the standard operating procedures (SOPs) must detail the marijuana business operations and activities necessary for the business to comply with the relevant statutes and the CRA Administrative Rules. CRA has not given guidance on the level of detail that will be required in the SOPs. CRA has already begun asking licensees for their SOPs at inspections but is not requiring in-depth information within the SOPs. By September 2022, licensees should be prepared by having comprehensive written SOPs that detail their operations and activities and how they comply with Michigan law.