Michigan Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Unlicensed MI medical marijuana dispensaries allowed to temporarily reopen

More than 60 unlicensed medical cannabis dispensaries that were shuttered in Michigan are being allowed to again sell product, until March 31, in response to legal challenges and complaints about shortages. The state medical marijuana licensing board voted unanimously to allow dispensaries in the process of trying to get a permanent state license under a […]

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Michigan issues first medical cannabis recall for untested products

Michigan regulators issued the first recall of medical marijuana products since the state’s new licensing and testing system went into place last year. David Harns, spokesman for Michigan’s MMJ program, said the statewide monitoring system detected five different cannabis-infused tinctures and patches being sold at certain dispensaries that “weren’t connected to any testing result and sent […]

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Dozens of MI medical cannabis dispensaries close; thousands in sales lost

Michigan regulators warned several dozen medical marijuana dispensaries they would need to shut down at the end of 2018 or risk not receiving permanent licenses. The subsequent dispensary closures due to that warning are now costing MMJ business owners thousands in lost revenue. Detroit TV station WXYZ reported that more than 70 dispensaries across the state […]

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Michigan approves 24 more medical marijuana licenses

Michigan regulators approved 24 more medical cannabis operating licenses under a new regulatory framework, according to an email sent by state regulators to the media. That now brings the statewide total of licenses issued to 91. In late November, regulators said they wouldn’t force existing, unlicensed medical marijuana businesses to close before Dec. 31. Here’s the […]

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Michigan wants to help medical cannabis dispensaries through licensing transition

Michigan is trying to ease newly licensed medical marijuana dispensaries’ concerns that they’ll run out of supply and lose business during the transition to a new, stricter regulatory regime. The state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is recommending that licensed dispensaries and processors be allowed to temporarily supplement their supplies by buying product from […]

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Michigan medical cannabis shortage might result in dispensary shutdowns

A lack of medical marijuana in Michigan could potentially result in the state’s approximately 40 licensed dispensaries shuttering their businesses until spring. Cannabis cultivators in the state didn’t start getting permits to grow until August, and that means a larger supply of licensed MMJ won’t be available in the state until next year when more […]

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Week in Review: OR cannabis firms owe the tax man, Ohio nears MMJ sales & some MI cities ban rec businesses

Oregon cannabis businesses fall behind on their tax obligations, Ohio inches closer to launching its tardy medical marijuana program, and some Michigan cities are prohibiting adult-use MJ companies. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry this week. Oregon tax crunch Oregon marijuana businesses may owe the state up to $15.7 […]

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Cannabis business predictions take center stage at MJBizCon 2018

Three more states could prove likely candidates to legalize recreational cannabis in 2019. Uncle Sam may be poised to reform the nation’s marijuana laws. And annual medical marijuana sales in the United States are projected to drop for the first time in 2018 – but the decline is expected to prove short-lived. Those were just three […]

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Michigan localities are saying ‘no’ to recreational marijuana

Some Michigan communities are already prohibiting adult-use marijuana businesses, a little more than a week after voters in the state approved legalization of recreational cannabis. According to various newspaper reports, Niles City in southwestern Michigan and Pinckney village in the southeastern part of the state have decided to opt out, at least for now. St. Joseph […]

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Pro-cannabis candidate Nessel wins Michigan’s closely watched AG’s race

In a victory for Michigan’s upcoming adult-use marijuana program and the cannabis businesses that will serve it, Democrat Dana Nessel defeated Republican Tom Leonard in the state attorney general’s race. Nessel was a vocal supporter of Proposal 1, the ballot question that legalized recreational cannabis. Leonard opposed the measure but told the press he’d uphold […]

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