Michigan Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: Good news for Michigan medical marijuana, Oklahoma market narrows & Maine veto override

The Michigan medical marijuana industry sees an expansion of qualifying conditions and new licenses, Oklahoma adopts emergency medical cannabis rules, and Maine’s MMJ market opens up in new ways. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the cannabis industry over the past week. Kick the can? The Michigan medical marijuana industry got a double […]

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Michigan adds 11 medical marijuana qualifying conditions

Michigan regulators added 11 new ailments to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana, potentially giving a big boost to a market that is already home to one of the largest MMJ patient pools in the country. According to Mlive.com, the new conditions are: Arthritis Autism Chronic pain Colitis Inflammatory bowel disease Obsessive compulsive […]

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Michigan sets health standards for medical cannabis businesses

It may be OK for legal users to lick cannabis pre-rolls, but it’s not allowed inside a medical marijuana facility. That’s one of Michigan’s health and safety rules issued in advance of the state’s new MMJ regulatory regime. An advisory bulletin this week from the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) follows one last month […]

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Local control could become an issue if Michigan legalizes recreational cannabis

Will local governments have the power to unilaterally ban marijuana companies if a recreational legalization ballot measure is approved in Michigan in November? The answer seems to be up in the air, according to Detroit TV station WDIV. “One interpretation says all communities are opted in automatically until they opt out. The other interpretation is […]

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Michigan medical marijuana license applicants must wait another month

Seventeen medical cannabis companies that were supposed to get news on Monday about their state license applications in Michigan will have to wait another month, along with many more that are waiting on a state board to make headway on the permitting process. Hundreds of companies have applied for medical marijuana business licenses. But state […]

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Marijuana industry banking woes: Here’s how some states are struggling to address them

U.S. cannabis companies are forecast to bring in as much as $10 billion in retail sales this year, according to the Marijuana Business Factbook 2018. But much of that money will go unbanked by financial institutions wary of possible sanctions for servicing businesses considered federally illegal. However, as more states legalize cannabis, regulators and lawmakers are […]

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Week in Review: California assails unregulated marijuana, Oregon halts licensing & Michigan’s MMJ travails

California gets federal money to combat unregulated marijuana growers, Oregon suspends its cannabis licensing process in the face of a product glut, and Michigan extends a medical MJ permitting deadline. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the cannabis industry over the past week. Federal ‘Trojan horse’? A cannabis industry insider is suspicious […]

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Michigan extends medical marijuana license deadline by three months

Michigan extended the deadline for medical marijuana licenses by three months, until Sept. 15, providing relief to businesses that have been waiting to receive approvals under a new regulatory regime. The process of restructuring Michigan’s MMJ industry has been slow going. Concerns had been building that application reviews wouldn’t be finished by the original June […]

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Michigan anti-cannabis group now urges legalization

A campaign formed to combat a Michigan recreational marijuana legalization ballot measure has pivoted in a big way: It’s now asking state lawmakers to establish a more stringent adult-use MJ regulatory system instead of leaving it up to voters.

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