Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is requesting that state police investigate whether regulators are taking bribes in exchange for medical marijuana licenses.
Snyder’s spokeswoman told the Detroit Free Press the governor asked the state police to open an investigation.
Three family members – Mike Baydoun, Ali Baydoun and Jalal Baydoun – pleaded guilty to federal charges for a scheme to pay bribes to allow a medical marijuana dispensary.
The case involved officials in Garden City, who notified federal investigators after they were approached.
The federal government said in an indictment that the Baydouns delivered $15,000, and that Mike Baydoun pledged to set aside $150,000 for future bribes.
– Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily