Michigan Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

South Dakota marijuana update

Groups that support marijuana legalization submitted petitions containing more than 80,000 signatures to the South Dakota Secretary of State for two separate marijuana reform ballot initiatives for next year’s election.

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Michigan nets 52 adult-use marijuana applications on first day

Marijuana regulators in Michigan received 52 recreational cannabis business license applications on the first day of the application period, a modest number because most communities initially decided to opt out of the program. “With that level of municipal participation, it’s not surprising that applicants are waiting and wanting to see how the landscape unfolds,” Andrew […]

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Week in Review: USDA issues hemp rules, Mexican recreational cannabis vote delayed, spring rollout for Michigan’s rec market & more

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) unveils its hotly anticipated hemp regulations, Mexico’s bid to legalize recreational marijuana is delayed, sales of adult-use MJ in Michigan won’t begin until March or April at the earliest – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. USDA rolls out hemp rules The USDA released 160 pages of […]

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Michigan adult-use cannabis market likely won’t launch until spring

Michigan regulators will start taking recreational marijuana business applications on Nov. 1, but sales aren’t expected to begin until March or April at the earliest. There are a number of factors delaying the launch, according to the Detroit Free Press, including: The state is concerned about a medical cannabis shortage and hasn’t yet decided if […]

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REIT inks $42 million deal with LivWell for Michigan marijuana warehouse

Innovative Industrial Properties, a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on the cannabis industry, bought a warehouse in Michigan from LivWell Holdings in a $42 million sales-leaseback deal. San Diego-based Innovative Industrial paid $19 million to LivWell Michigan for the 156,000-square-foot warehouse in Warren, Michigan. LivWell Michigan, whose parent is Denver-based LivWell Holdings, will pay […]

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Michigan cannabis testing lab to pay $100,000 to resolve alleged violations

A Michigan medical marijuana testing laboratory whose license was suspended in August for alleged safety violations has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine to resolve state charges. Iron Laboratories of Walled Lake also agreed to improve its procedures and provide additional data and reports to state regulators. The laboratory entered into the settlement agreement with the Marijuana […]

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Michigan unveils license instructions for $1.4B adult-use cannabis market

Michigan regulators released detailed instructions on how businesses can apply for adult-use cannabis licenses beginning Nov. 1. There are no statewide caps on licenses for a market expected to launch next year, but municipalities can restrict the number. Marijuana Business Daily projects Michigan could generate $1.4 billion-$1.7 billion in annual sales within several years of […]

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Michigan expands social equity areas as adult-use marijuana program nears

Michigan cannabis regulators more than doubled the number of communities eligible for social equity assistance, which will mean reduced application fees for potentially dozens of additional recreational marijuana business applicants. The expansion from 19 to 41 communities occurred after the staff from the Marijuana Regulatory Agency continued researching available data, state officials said. Michigan will start […]

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Week in Review: Vape crisis continues, federal cannabis bill moves, Utah licenses & more

State regulators from across the country react to the vaping crisis, a federal marijuana banking bill sees movement, Utah ups its medical cannabis licensing opportunities – and more of the week’s top marijuana business news. States’ responses to vaping crisis State regulators nationwide have begun responding in earnest to the vaping illness epidemic, which now stands […]

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How state cannabis regulatory agencies across the U.S. have responded to the vaping health crisis

State regulators overseeing the legal marijuana industry are adopting a wait-and-see stance as the industry determines what exactly is causing the health problems related to vaping, although California has come down more decisively against vaping of all forms. For the most part, regulators in more than a half dozen states are reacting cautiously while public […]

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Linton back in cannabis business as chair, investor and adviser

Ousted Canopy Growth co-CEO Bruce Linton is getting back into the marijuana business in a big way, resurfacing as a senior executive, investor and adviser in three separate companies in the U.S. and Canada. Linton is joining Michigan-based Gage Cannabis Co. as executive chair, parent company Wolverine Partners said Tuesday. Gage said in a news […]

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Week in Review: Cannabis vape crisis, CA banking bill fails, public corruption in MA & more

Sales fall for recreational marijuana vaping products as a health scare hits the mainstream media, a California marijuana banking bill dies but could return in 2020, a Massachusetts mayor is deposed for allegedly ripping off MJ firms – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. Vaping crisis The pulmonary illness epidemic related to […]

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