PRESS RELEASE: Common Citizen applauds Gov. Whitmer’s signing of Clean Slate legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020
 Contact: Christopher Behnan, (248) 767-4377, [email protected]


Common Citizen applauds Gov. Whitmer’s signing of Clean Slate legislation


MARSHALL, Mich. – Common Citizen, which produces safe, high-quality cannabis products for patients and adult-use customers, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s signing of House Bills 4980-4985 and 5120 into law. The bills make up the Clean Slate law, which expunges criminal records of those convicted of certain cannabis-related offenses before Michigan’s adult-use cannabis law took effect in December 2018.


“Common Citizen thanks Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for taking the much-needed step to sign the Clean Slate legislation into law,” said Michael Elias, CEO of Common Citizen. “Expunging marijuana criminal records can help address Michigan’s significant talent shortage, create opportunities for workforce development and help people lead more productive lives.”


Common Citizen is committed to patient and consumer safety, and adheres to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), which are the quality standards of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Common Citizen is also leading the charge to bring tighter regulations and certification requirements to licensed operators in Michigan and nationwide to ensure people have access to safe, quality product. 


Common Citizen is a privately owned and operated company, focusing on high-quality cannabis cultivation, processing, retail and wholesale distribution for both the medical and adult recreational market in Michigan and across the United States. Launched in Detroit in 2018, the Common Citizen brand takes a deliberate, people-first approach to its business strategy – from production to retail.