Michigan Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Michigan Medical Cannabis News

Michigan 2018 rec marijuana campaign to submit signatures

A statewide campaign in Michigan to legalize recreational cannabis will submit signatures to state officials on Monday in the hopes of qualifying for the 2018 ballot. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol plans to deliver roughly 363,000 signatures to the secretary of state’s office, well over the 252,523 necessary to make the ballot, campaign […]

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Michigan capital to start medical cannabis licensing Nov. 16

Michigan’s capital city of Lansing will open a 30-day window to apply for a license to run a medical marijuana dispensary on Nov. 16. The Lansing clerk’s office said 20 applicants will be conditionally approved to open for business after the Dec. 15 deadline. However, the winners won’t be given licenses until they receive approval […]

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Week in Review: Leafly layoffs, deceiving CBD labels & Detroit’s MMJ wins

By Bart Schaneman, Kristen Nichols and John Schroyer  Leafly lays off employees amid new leadership, a study says most CBD products are improperly labeled, and Detroit voters approve pro-medical marijuana laws. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

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Election results: Recreational cannabis legalization strong possibility in New Jersey + wins in Detroit

By John Schroyer

New Jersey is poised to legalize recreational marijuana after a pro-cannabis candidate won the state’s gubernatorial race Tuesday, giving the MJ industry a potentially huge win in what could be a lucrative new market for businesses.

Come January, anti-marijuana Gov. Chris Christie will be out of office and Democrat Phil Murphy will be in.

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$2 million will buy a medical marijuana ‘farm’ in Michigan

With medical cannabis already legal in Michigan and recreational marijuana possibly on the horizon next year, one businessman in the state who’s been leasing space to MMJ caregivers is trying to sell his operation for $2 million. The 82-acre “farm” is already parsed into eight smaller indoor growing blocs, which the owner leases out for […]

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Cannabis industry has vested interest in today’s elections in Michigan, New Jersey and New York

Welcome to Election Day 2017. Though it won’t compare to the historic gains the cannabis industry made at the polls last November, there are three states whose election results could either directly or indirectly have serious ramifications for marijuana businesses: Michigan, New Jersey and New York. Polls in Michigan and New Jersey close at 8 […]

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Michigan rule change gives MMJ businesses new lease on life

In a business-buoying flip-flop, Michigan regulators said that existing medical marijuana dispensaries can stay open while seeking a state license as long as they have been operating with the approval of their communities. State regulators had given dispensaries until Dec. 15 to close or risk being denied a license for defying the command to shut down. […]

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Marijuana payment firm to put $2.86M raise toward expansion

Marijuana payment service PayQwick, which brands itself as the PayPal of marijuana, has secured a $2.86 million raise. According to a news release, the Calabasas, California-based company plans to use the funding to increase sales and product development as it expands into California, Nevada, Michigan and Alaska. Here’s what you need to know: PayQwick allows […]

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Michigan medical cannabis license hopefuls lining up days in advance

Medical marijuana business permits in Michigan are already appearing to be a hot commodity. So hot, in fact, that hopeful licensees are willing to wait for days in freezing temperatures just to be among the first to submit permit applications. That’s the reality in Leoni Township, Michigan, where the municipality will be awarding six dispensary […]

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Michigan’s MMJ licensing sessions draw huge interest

After almost 2,000 people registered for state-run courses on how to apply for medical marijuana business licenses, the state of Michigan has decided to add a session and relocate another to a larger venue. According to the Detroit Free Press, the classes – which are being hosted by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs […]

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Michigan medical marijuana firms could need $500K to open

Michigan’s proposed medical marijuana regulations could very well force some existing companies out of business if they lack the financial cushion needed to secure a new license. The proposed rules would require companies to have up to $500,000 to get a business permit. According to MLive.com, the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs recommended marijuana businesses […]

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