Michigan Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Chart: Strong support for marijuana legalization ballot initiatives ahead of 2018 election

This has the potential to be another banner year for the cannabis legalization movement, with up to six states potentially legalizing some form of cannabis by the end of 2018. Vermont and Oklahoma already passed legalization measures earlier in the year, for recreational and medical marijuana, respectively. Meanwhile, advocates in Missouri and Utah gathered enough […]

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Michigan to permit online registrations for medical marijuana patients, doctors

In a move that could boost dispensary sales in Michigan, medical marijuana patients and their doctors will be able to register and renew registrations for the state’s MMJ program online beginning next month. The change is scheduled to start by Oct. 8, according to The Detroit News. Andrew Brisbo, director of the Bureau of Medical […]

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Week in Review: Michigan MMJ closures reversed, MJ owner convicted of tax crimes & feds OK marijuana imports for research

A judge bars Michigan from closing 98 medical marijuana businesses, an operator of two MMJ dispensaries in Oregon is sentenced to prison for federal tax crimes, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration approves the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the cannabis industry […]

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Judge nixes Michigan’s plan to close 98 medical cannabis businesses

A judge on Thursday issued an injunction preventing Michigan from closing 98 medical marijuana facilities as planned on Sept. 15. The ruling by Michigan Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borrello orders the state to extend the deadline to Dec. 15 for all MMJ businesses temporarily operating under emergency rules, according to The Detroit News. Earlier […]

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Michigan adds three months to medical marijuana licensing deadline

Michigan on Tuesday extended the deadline for dozens of existing medical cannabis dispensaries to receive permanent state licenses, an effort to try to ensure the MMJ market continues without turmoil. The emergency rule adopted by the state extends a Sept. 15 deadline to Dec. 15. Over the past year, the state has extended deadlines several […]

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Michigan reverses position, decides to extend medical cannabis deadline

Michigan plans to extend a Sept. 15 deadline for some existing operators to receive their permanent medical marijuana licenses in a bid to avert tumult in one of the country’s largest MMJ markets. “We’ve heard a lot of concerns over the past month and we want to make sure those concerns are heard and considered […]

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Potential $325M-$425M Michigan medical marijuana market braces for more turmoil

Michigan’s medical marijuana industry is girding itself for a heap of disorder – including possible product shortages and revenue losses to the black market  – unless state regulators approve many more business licenses by next month’s deadline, experts warn. Regulators have approved only 16 medical cannabis licenses, including seven dispensaries, under a new statewide regulatory […]

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Marijuana REIT investing $13 million in Michigan MMJ grow facility

Innovative Industrial Properties, a San Diego real estate investment trust (REIT) serving the medical marijuana industry, is spending $13 million to acquire and lease out a property in Michigan slated to be used as an MMJ cultivation and processing facility. Innovative Industrial Properties, which trades on the New York Stock Exchange as IIPR, bought the property […]

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Week in Review: California marijuana recalls, MA diversity issues & Detroit limits MMJ facilities

Two voluntary marijuana product recalls occur in California, financial hurdles stymie diversity in Massachusetts’ recreational MJ industry, and Detroit caps the number of medical cannabis licenses at 75. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the cannabis industry over the past week. Failing grades It’s been a month since mandated lab testing for […]

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