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Michigan???s crackdown on unlicensed medical weed shops faces legal challenge

Posted on March 29, 2019 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Joel Bissell | MLive.com

Jars of bud on display inside the newly renovated Lake Effect medical marijuana dispensary in Portage, Michigan on March 26, 2019. (Joel Bissell | MLive.com)24292sharesBy Amy Biolchini | abiolch1@mlive.comAn unlicensed medical marijuana shop in Detroit is taking the state to court to try and prevent regulators from shutting it down next week.Green Genie filed a lawsuit March 26 in the...

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Meet Andrew Brisbo, the new boss overseeing Michigan's marijuana market

Posted on March 29, 2019 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press

 Andrew Brisbo, who has served as the director of the Bureau of Marijuana Regulation since it began in early 2017, will become the head of a new state agency dedicated to regulating the expanding marijuana market.The new agency was created by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to better coordinate the medical marijuana market, which has been growing since the Legislature passed laws in...

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Ed Perlmutter's Pot Banking Act Passes Committee, Moves to Full House

Posted on March 29, 2019 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)


THOMAS MITCHELL

 Although it still has a long road ahead, Representative Ed Perlmutter's bill that would legalize banking services for marijuana businesses is on the move.Perlmutter has been proposing marijuana-banking reform measures since 2013, and a draft of his most recent proposal, the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019, better known as the SAFE Banking Act, had its first hearing in the House ...

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New House Bill Introduced to Remove Marijuana from List of Controlled Substances

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

By EJ Dickson

 Pro-cannabis activists take part in a rally on Capitol Hill on April 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.  The proposed bill would remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances.Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty ImagesEven before it began, 2019 has been hailed as the year of marijuana, with good reason: the number of Americans who support legalization has reached record highs, and an increasing number of Democ...

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Now Americans strongly favor legal weed in new poll. Only one age group is not lighting up to it.

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)



By Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

 EDITOR’S NOTE: Entrepreneurs everywhere are eyeing the billion-dollar legal weed industry, an economic opportunity unrivaled in modern N.J. history. NJ Cannabis Insider features exclusive and premium weekly content geared toward those interested in the marijuana industry. View a sample issue.WASHINGTON — Legalize weed?Yeah, br...

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Governor Whitmer order to create marijuana agency, kill medical pot licensing board

Posted on March 1, 2019 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)


  Beth LeBlanc and Jonathan Oosting, The Detroit News

 Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order Friday abolishing the politically appointed Medical Marihuana Licensing Board and creating an agency to oversee the regulation of both medical and recreational marijuana. Whitmer’s order, set to take effect April 30, would create the Marijuana Regulatory Agency within th...

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New York recreational marijuana legalization: What to know about drugged driving

Posted on February 25, 2019 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)


David Robinson, Rockland/Westchester Journal News


 New York’s recreational marijuana battle sits on the front line of a generational war over American cannabis laws. As debate heats up, USA TODAY Network New York is compiling answers to key questions about legalized cannabis. The findings will be updated each Monday as New York considers joining the 10 states that allow adults to use marij...

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Michigan is looking for advice to help develop rules for legal marijuana

Posted on February 25, 2019 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)



Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press

 The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is looking for volunteers to help with the development of rules and regulations that will govern the recreational marijuana market.The state has until December to come up with the rules and then will begin to hand out licenses for the recreational market. Commercial sales of marijuana are expected to be...

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Two More Governors Call For Marijuana Legalization During Budget Speeche

Posted on February 20, 2019 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)


By Kyle Jaeger

 The governors of Connecticut and Illinois both said on Wednesday that legalizing marijuana should be a part of plans to generate revenue for their cash-strapped states.Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D), who campaigned last year on a pro-legalization platform, said that the state needed to “embrace some near term reasonable—and realistic—new revenue” in a speech detailing...

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Oakland County residents pulled over in Ohio with marijuana edibles, Mason jars of THC Kool-Aid

Posted on February 20, 2019 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)


By Derick HutchinsonOhio state troopers confiscated more than nine pounds of marijuana edibles, 26 mason jars of THC Kool-Aid, 92 THC vape cartridges and 15 grams of hashish wax worth $27,500 during a Feb. 16, 2019, traffic stop. (WDIV)TOLEDO, Ohio - Two Oakland County residents were arrested in Ohio on Saturday after state troopers pulled them over for speeding and found drugs in the car, police said.Natasha L. Graham, ...

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Salem marijuana dispensary is temporarily halting recreational sales

Posted on February 20, 2019 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)



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Nik DeCosta-Klipa

Boston-area residents may have to travel a bit farther than usual if they want to make a recreational marijuana purchase anytime soon.Alternative Therapies Group announced Tuesday that it is temporarily halting adult-use marijuana sales at its Salem store due to an inventory tracking glitch. The 50 Grove St. dispensary became the third Massachusetts establishment — ...

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Did Another Cop Sexually Violates A Citizen For The Smell Of Marijuana?

Posted on January 23, 2019 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Miguel a.k.a Miggy420

I have a thousand articles in the mix, but some things need to get out there right away so as a community, as a nation, we can act on the various violations out there thanks to the war on us. A recent Reddit post titled “Cop ram his finger up guys butthole on the side of a busy road in broad daylight looking for weed, he’s pissed when he doesn’t find anything, so he write...

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Whitmer administration changing tone around Michigan marijuana regulation

Posted on January 23, 2019 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)


  As Michigan moves toward legal sale of recreational marijuana in 2020, new developments in pot regulation only reinforce expectation the industry will find a more sympathetic ear in Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.The most obvious evidence is her backing of Proposal 1, which state voters approved in November to legalize recreational weed.But Whitmer has now weighed in on the regulatory mess surrounding medi...

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Michigan Cannabis Organizations Urge Governor To Act On MMFLA Shutdowns

Posted on January 15, 2019 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Rick Thompson

To the Honorable Gretchen Whitmer and the Honorable Dana Nessel:A public health, safety and welfare crisis exists for Michigan’s medical marijuana patients and the businesses that serve them.Until January 1, 2019, approx. 115 medical marijuana distribution centers were authorized for operation by Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) statewide; on January 1, that number dropped to 42. Due to...

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Michigan Brings Legalized Recreational Marijuana to the Midwes

Posted on January 15, 2019 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Last month, Michigan became the 10th state, and the first in the Midwest, to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The new statue, which became effective on December 6, 2018, is known as the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (“the Act”). Part of the Act’s stated intent is to decriminalize the personal possession and cultivation of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older. The Act,...

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