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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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Study finds more than half of Michigan medical marijuana users admit to driving while high

Posted on January 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)


By Jonathan LaPook

At the most advanced driving simulator in the world, at the University of Iowa, a study on the effects of driving under the influence of cannabis has been in high gear. Dr. Marilyn Huestis has been studying cannabis for 20 years and showed "60 Minutes" around the lab two years ago."The ability to take information in, evaluate it, make decisions and initiate them, greatly affected by cannabis," s...

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Medical marijuana contaminated with mold, chemicals recalled from 2 Michigan shops

Posted on January 11, 2019 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)


By Amy Biolchini

State officials are issuing a mandatory recall of medical marijuana sold at provisioning centers in Detroit and Kalamazoo after tests revealed the product did not meet state standards.This is the second recall of medical marijuana in a week issued by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs' Bureau of Marijuana Regulation.The recall affects four strains of marijuana flower sold at ...

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Recreational marijuana is legal, but Lansing's largest employers don't allow it

Posted on January 4, 2019 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Haley Hansen,

— Legal marijuana in Michigan doesn't mean pot is welcome in the workplace.The recreational marijuana law approved by voters on Nov. 6 allows employers to fire or refuse to hire someone if they possess, use or distribute marijuana at work.And, because drug tests can only determine whether marijuana is in a person's system, not whether that person is high, weekend smokers aren't necessar...

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Patient Access Dwindles in Michigan After Closure of More Than 70 Unlicensed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Posted on January 4, 2019 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Melissa Schiller

Michigan forced more than 70 unlicensed medical marijuana dispensaries to close after a state-issued Dec. 31 licensing deadline, severing many patients’ access to their medication.The businesses had to apply for state licenses by Feb. 15, 2018 and have remained open under emergency rules that allowed them to temporarily operate while awaiting state licenses. However, permanent rules that took ...

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Budweiser???s Parent Company Enters $100 Million Deal with Cannabis Producer

Posted on December 21, 2018 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)


By Adam Drury

Budweiser's Parent Company Enters $100 million Deal with Cannabis Producer ShutterstockOn Wednesday, Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev joined the ranks of other beverage giants that have inked deals with Canadian cannabis companies this year. Partnering with Tilray, Inc. AB InBev will match the company’s $50 million contribution, bringing the total investment in the partnership to $100 mi...

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Hemp Legalized in All 50 States

Posted on December 21, 2018 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)


by Benjamin M. Adams

With the approvals of the United States Senate, House and finally President Donald Trump, the 2018 Farm Bill has passed, which legalizes industrial hemp at the federal level—marking the first time since former President Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act in 1970 that hemp has been fully legal and distinguished from psychoactive cannabis.The spending bill, also known as the A...

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Dozens of Michigan communities are voting to ban marijuana shops

Posted on December 21, 2018 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Mike Thompson

a sea of blue that represents the overwhelming number of yes votes that Oakland County residents lodged to legalize marijuana, the city of Troy stands out.In the county’s map of election results, Troy residents — by narrow margins in nearly every precinct — voted against legal weed with a final tally of 19,508 "no" votes and 18,528 "yes" votes. In the rest of the county,...

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Mayor Bloomberg Backs Legal Marijuana, With Caveats

Posted on December 21, 2018 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)



By J. David Goodman

No smoking marijuana in public. An age limit of 21. An option for home delivery.And what about all those prior convictions for marijuana-related offenses? Automatically expunged.Those were some of the recommendations made in a 77-page report from New York City officials for how to approach the legalization of recreational marijuana use, an eventuality that Mayor Bill de Blasio ackn...

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Congressional Democrats Release Report On Marijuana Legalization???s Economic Benefits

Posted on December 21, 2018 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)


By Tom Angell

Democrats on the congressional Joint Economic Committee published a report on Tuesday highlighting the “economic benefits of legalized cannabis at the state and national levels.”Titled, “The National Cannabis Economy,” the report finds that the marijuana industry brought in more than $8 billion in sales in 2017, with sales estimated to reach $11 billion this year and exp...

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???Dead Skunk??? Stench From Marijuana Farms Outrages Californians

Posted on December 21, 2018 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)


By Thomas Fuller

 They call it fresh skunk, the odor cloud or sometimes just the stink.Mike Wondolowski often finds himself in the middle of it. He may be on the chaise longue on his patio, at his computer in the house, or tending to his orange and lemon trees in the garden when the powerful, nauseating stench descends on him.Mr. Wondolowski lives a half-mile away from greenhouses that were originally bu...

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Missouri Will Begin Accepting Medical Cannabis Business Application Fees January 5

Posted on December 20, 2018 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

 

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) announced Tuesday that the department will begin accepting application fees for the following Medical Marijuana facilities beginning January 5th: Cultivation Infused Products Manufacturing DispensaryThe department also announced that State Representative Lyndall Fraker and Amy Moore will be joining DHSS as Director of Medical Marijuana and Deputy Director/C...

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H2 Talent Announces SSDP Is Recipient Of First-Ever Giveback Program Grant

Posted on December 20, 2018 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Johnny Green

H2 Talent, the premier C-suite and executive-level recruiting agency for the cannabis industry,

today announced that Students for Sensible Drug Policy is the inaugural recipient of its 2% Giveback Program.H2 Talent, which launched earlier this year, built the 2% Giveback Program into its business model from its inception. Through the program, H2 is committed to giving back 2% of the busin...

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Hemp Is Finally Legal. Let???s See if It Can Save the World

Posted on December 19, 2018 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)


DAVID BIENENSTOCK

December 12, 2018In 1985, legendary cannabis activist Jack Herer published a magnum opus called The Emperor Wears No Clothes, which through painstaking research told the hidden history of hemp—a once-revered crop cultivated for more than 10,000 years that played a vital role in America’s economy from colonial times until the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 made growing it a federal crime.&#...

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