Michigan Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Detroit Approves Ordinance to License Dispensaries

Chris Walsh  | October 14, 2015

Detroit’s medical marijuana industry received a big boost Tuesday with the passage of an ordinance that allows the city to license marijuana dispensaries.

The 6-1 vote gives Detroit the power to establish licensing guidelines, inspection requirements, a fee schedule and penalties – in essence helping to legitimize the scores of unregulated dispensaries that currently exist …

Detroit Crafting Proposed Regulations on Dispensaries

Chris Walsh  | September 10, 2015

Detroit officials are finalizing a draft of proposed regulations on the city’s dispensaries, which continue to pop up like dandelions even though they are technically illegal under state law.

Councilman James Tate said he’s putting final touches on an ordinance to govern the city’s growing number of unregulated dispensaries amid concerns that the …

Dispensary Bill on Tap in Michigan

John Schroyer  | July 28, 2015

Concerned with what might happen if voters legalize recreational marijuana at the ballot next year, a Michigan lawmaker who has been a longtime ally of dispensaries is upping his game to get a statewide regulatory system passed in advance of the presidential election.

Republican State Rep. Mike Callton has been attempting to get …

Medical Cannabis Crackdown in Michigan?

John Schroyer  | July 20, 2015

Michigan law enforcement has thrown down the legal gauntlet against at least three medical cannabis dispensaries this month, including two in the Detroit metro area and one in a small town several hours northwest of the city.

In Detroit proper, the dispensary Detroit Medz was raided on July 14, with police seizing a …

Week in Review: PA Ramping Up for MMJ, Tribes Making Moves + Dueling Initiatives in Michigan

John Schroyer  | June 19, 2015

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus

Pennsylvania businesses are prepping for medical marijuana legalization despite long odds, Native American cannabis activity starts to ramp up, and two recreational MJ efforts make gains in Michigan.

Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.