Michigan Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


New Michigan rule could increase business for cannabis growers

Michigan regulators agreed to phase out medical marijuana caregivers, a move that could generate more business for the state’s licensed cannabis growers and processors. Authorized caregivers who grow cannabis have been the biggest supplier of marijuana products to retailers. Starting Oct. 1, medical cannabis caregivers will be prohibited from selling product to licensed businesses, the Marijuana Regulatory […]

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Week in Review: NM nixes adult-use cannabis bill, Aurora posts big loss, Trump seeks money to regulate CBD/hemp & more

A New Mexico Senate panel scraps legislation to legalize recreational marijuana, Aurora Cannabis reports a steep loss for its second quarter, President Trump’s 2021 budget proposal seeks additional money for the federal government to regulate hemp and CBD – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. New Mexico lawmakers scrap adult-use bill A […]

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Weedmaps cracking down on illicit Michigan marijuana ads

Online cannabis advertising giant Weedmaps has stopped accepting ads from Michigan marijuana companies that can’t show proof they have valid state business license numbers. California-based Weedmaps also is allowing users to “flag” businesses that might not be licensed, a Weedmaps spokesperson told MLive.com. Michigan regulators asked Weedmaps in late December to honor a commitment to quit accepting advertisements […]

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Detroit bans adult-use cannabis sales through March 31

The Detroit City Council voted to extend a temporary ban on recreational marijuana sales through March 31 as the city grapples with implementing a social equity program and a burgeoning illicit market. The extension allows “additional opportunity to continue to develop a social equity program,” according to City Councilman James Tate’s office. Meanwhile, the demand […]

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9,000 vape cartridges recalled from Detroit medical cannabis store

Michigan regulators recalled 9,380 vaping cartridges containing vitamin E acetate sold by a licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Detroit. The vape cartridges recalled by the state’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) came from Plan B Wellness. In December, the MRA issued a statewide recall of cartridges with high levels of vitamin E acetate, which has been linked to lung […]

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Proposed Michigan cannabis union rule under fire

Marijuana regulators in Michigan are being criticized by some business groups for proposing an administrative rule that marijuana businesses must enter into labor peace agreements with unions as a condition for licensing to grow, sell or distribute cannabis. Adult-use marijuana sales began Dec. 1 in Michigan, which also has a legal medical cannabis market. Labor unions frequently seek […]

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Week in Review: IL adult-use marijuana stores face shortages, Michigan early recreational MJ sales near $6.5M, Harvest pivots on deals & more

After the Jan. 1 launch, some Illinois adult-use cannabis retailers have cut off customers temporarily to conserve inventory, recreational marijuana sales in Michigan hit almost $6.5 million in first month, Harvest Health & Recreation looks to terminate an acquisition – and more of the week’s top MJ business news. Huge rec sales in Illinois lead to some shop closures The […]

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Chart: Local approval in Michigan adult-use marijuana program creates uneven business opportunity

Michigan’s strategy for adult-use cannabis businesses empowers localities to control their communities, but it creates disparate business opportunities within the state’s market. Regulators chose not to restrict the number of recreational marijuana businesses allowed statewide but granted municipalities local approval. Adult-use sales began in Michigan on Dec. 1, 2019, and could reach $1.4 billion to […]

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Michigan recreational cannabis sales near $6.5 million in first month

Adult-use marijuana transactions in Michigan reached almost $6.5 million during the first month of legalized sales in the state. Recreational sales in Michigan, which kicked off on Dec.1. are expected to grow quickly in 2020 as dozens more adult-use retail stores are licensed, MLive.com reported. As of Jan. 2, the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued 54 […]

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Michigan medical cannabis store wins mainstream design award

A medical marijuana dispensary in Michigan won a design award from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Flint-based Common Citizen won a Gold Award for retail design from the ICSC, a worldwide trade group for the shopping center and retail real estate sector. The award is the first the ICSC has bestowed upon a cannabis retailer. […]

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