Michigan Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


Week in Review: Recreational marijuana sales tumble, cannabis stores open during pandemic, Harvest-Verano deal dead & more

COVID-19 causes cannabis sales to ebb, flow Only a few days after adult-use marijuana sales soared amid the coronavirus scare, they took a nosedive. MJBizDaily takeaway: The roller-coaster ride in marijuana sales was to be expected. Initially, consumers, panicked by the pandemic, stockpiled products. The sudden drop might mark a natural decline after consumers stocked up before […]

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More states say medical cannabis shops can stay open amid COVID-19

Massachusetts, Michigan and Ohio joined several other states in declaring that medical marijuana dispensaries can remain open in light of stay-at-home orders designed to help combat the coronavirus outbreak. Here is a look at what is happening in each state:  Massachusetts: Medical marijuana dispensaries in the state will be allowed to stay open from Tuesday through […]

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Cannabis shops take preventive measures in response to coronavirus, report fewer customers yet larger purchases

Marijuana retailers are seeing customers stocking up on products as the coronavirus spreads across the United States. Stores also are implementing extra precautions to keep both customers and employees safe. Here are some of the approaches cannabis businesses are taking in response to the health crisis: Increasing social distancing and sanitation. Prioritizing medical marijuana patients. […]

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New Michigan rule could increase business for cannabis growers

Michigan regulators agreed to phase out medical marijuana caregivers, a move that could generate more business for the state’s licensed cannabis growers and processors. Authorized caregivers who grow cannabis have been the biggest supplier of marijuana products to retailers. Starting Oct. 1, medical cannabis caregivers will be prohibited from selling product to licensed businesses, the Marijuana Regulatory […]

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Week in Review: NM nixes adult-use cannabis bill, Aurora posts big loss, Trump seeks money to regulate CBD/hemp & more

A New Mexico Senate panel scraps legislation to legalize recreational marijuana, Aurora Cannabis reports a steep loss for its second quarter, President Trump’s 2021 budget proposal seeks additional money for the federal government to regulate hemp and CBD – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. New Mexico lawmakers scrap adult-use bill A […]

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Weedmaps cracking down on illicit Michigan marijuana ads

Online cannabis advertising giant Weedmaps has stopped accepting ads from Michigan marijuana companies that can’t show proof they have valid state business license numbers. California-based Weedmaps also is allowing users to “flag” businesses that might not be licensed, a Weedmaps spokesperson told MLive.com. Michigan regulators asked Weedmaps in late December to honor a commitment to quit accepting advertisements […]

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Detroit bans adult-use cannabis sales through March 31

The Detroit City Council voted to extend a temporary ban on recreational marijuana sales through March 31 as the city grapples with implementing a social equity program and a burgeoning illicit market. The extension allows “additional opportunity to continue to develop a social equity program,” according to City Councilman James Tate’s office. Meanwhile, the demand […]

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9,000 vape cartridges recalled from Detroit medical cannabis store

Michigan regulators recalled 9,380 vaping cartridges containing vitamin E acetate sold by a licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Detroit. The vape cartridges recalled by the state’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) came from Plan B Wellness. In December, the MRA issued a statewide recall of cartridges with high levels of vitamin E acetate, which has been linked to lung […]

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Proposed Michigan cannabis union rule under fire

Marijuana regulators in Michigan are being criticized by some business groups for proposing an administrative rule that marijuana businesses must enter into labor peace agreements with unions as a condition for licensing to grow, sell or distribute cannabis. Adult-use marijuana sales began Dec. 1 in Michigan, which also has a legal medical cannabis market. Labor unions frequently seek […]

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Week in Review: IL adult-use marijuana stores face shortages, Michigan early recreational MJ sales near $6.5M, Harvest pivots on deals & more

After the Jan. 1 launch, some Illinois adult-use cannabis retailers have cut off customers temporarily to conserve inventory, recreational marijuana sales in Michigan hit almost $6.5 million in first month, Harvest Health & Recreation looks to terminate an acquisition – and more of the week’s top MJ business news. Huge rec sales in Illinois lead to some shop closures The […]

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