Andrew Brisbo, executive director of Michigan’s Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) within the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), plans to transition to a new role within the department next month.

Brisbo, who has led the CRA since 2019, will leave his position to take over as the director of Michigan’s Bureau of Construction Codes, according to the Detroit Free Press.

“We are proud of the incredible team at the Cannabis Regulatory Agency for establishing Michigan as one of the top cannabis markets in the country,” Bobby Leddy, a spokesperson for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office, told the news outlet.

Brisbo is a graduate of Central Michigan University and began his career in state government in 2004 as a regulation officer with the Michigan Gaming Control Board, the Detroit Free Press reported. He later ran a branch for the secretary of state’s office, worked as an analyst and manager in LARA’s Bureau of Commercial Services, and served as a licensing division director for LARA until he was appointed to lead the CRA.

Whitmer’s office will now start looking to fill the executive director role within the CRA, the Detroit Free Press reported.

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