Michigan Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Michigan unveils symbol that state’s medical cannabis products must carry

Michigan has released an official symbol to label medical marijuana products that are sold in the state and is detailing required label information for such goods. The symbol is an upside-down green triangle with an image of a green marijuana leaf in the middle. The words “CONTAINS THC” sit atop the symbol. Michigan’s Department of […]

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Detroit to challenge voter-approved medical marijuana laws in court

Detroit officials said they plan to file a formal legal challenge to two medical marijuana laws that were approved by city voters last year. The laws, if implemented, could greatly expand the city’s MMJ industry footprint. According to the Detroit Free Press, the anticipated lawsuit from the city comes after two separate legal challenges to […]

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Week in Review: Alcohol, tobacco and cannabis, Detroit’s MMJ issues & Tennessee CBD raids

Liquor and tobacco companies move into the cannabis sector, Detroit officials block medical marijuana dispensaries, and raids in Tennessee close 23 stores for selling CBD products. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Sign of things to come The recent revelation by liquor distributor Pernod Ricard’s CEO […]

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Detroit issues moratorium on medical cannabis business permits

The Detroit City Council on Tuesday approved another delay on the issuance of new medical marijuana business permits, a situation that has been contentious in the Motor City for years and which threatens the stability of the long-standing local MMJ industry.

The new 180-day moratorium on MMJ licenses comes about a month after the city decided to delay handing out permits due to a lawsuit, and according to the Detroit Free Press, City Councilman James Tate is drafting a new zoning and regulatory ordinance for cannabis companies.

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Enormous Michigan marijuana business park ahead of schedule

A 130-acre business park aiming to be the largest medical marijuana industrial center east of the Mississippi River is well on its way to becoming operational in the second quarter of 2018, another sign that the state’s MMJ industry is thriving. The venture, known as Harvest Park, will be located in Windsor Township, just south […]

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Poll: 57% of Michigan voters back recreational marijuana legalization

With a statewide ballot measure in Michigan likely to go before voters in November, the campaign working on the initiative just got some good news. According to a recent poll of Michigan voters, a solid 57% of them already support adult-use legalization, according to a survey commissioned by TV station Local 4 and the Detroit News. […]

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Detroit freezes medical marijuana business licensing process

Detroit is delaying action on new medical marijuana licenses because of a pending lawsuit, prompting fears that about 60 dispensaries in the city will have to close their doors. The lawsuit was filed by seven to 10 businesses that were denied medical marijuana dispensary licenses over zoning issues, the Detroit Free Press reported. The businesses say […]

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Michigan agencies increase medical marijuana enforcement

Law-enforcement agencies across Michigan are using excess state revenue from medical marijuana patient and caregiver fees to boost enforcement efforts as the state prepares to license dispensaries and cannabis businesses in certain communities under a new regulatory system. Michigan’s 2008 medical marijuana law allows patients and caregivers to grow a limited amount of the plant. […]

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One of Michigan’s marijuana testing labs allowed to remain open

The only operating medical cannabis testing lab in southwest Michigan has received approval to continue operations while it undergoes the new state MMJ business licensing process. According to MLive.com, the town of Kalamazoo – where The Spott Laboratory is located – gave the business permission on Monday to keep its doors open while obtaining a […]

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Chart: Regulatory framework in place for Michigan medical marijuana businesses

With applications released and emergency regulations in place, prospective entrepreneurs have begun applying for MMJ business licenses in Michigan – the second-largest MMJ market in the nation.

Through a trio of bills passed in 2016, Michigan finally established a regulatory framework to govern its long-standing medical marijuana industry, which has existed under a patchwork of local regulations since a 2013 state Supreme Court ruling deemed dispensaries illegal.

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Michigan releases medical cannabis licensing applications

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs on Friday revealed its full medical marijuana licensing applications. The applications had previously been a missing cog in the permitting process that is set to begin Dec. 15. The state’s Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation earlier this week released emergency rules that will govern the MMJ industry. […]

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Michigan issues emergency rules for medical marijuana industry

The agency overseeing the rollout of Michigan’s regulated medical marijuana market released emergency industry rules Monday, and they were quickly signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. According to Mlive.com, businesses will be able to start applying Dec. 15 for five types of MMJ business licenses: Retailers Growers Processors Transporters Testing labs The emergency rules – released by […]

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