Michigan Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Group Fears Bill to Regulate Michigan Marijuana Industry Will Hurt Small Dispensaries, Caregivers

A proposal calling for strict oversight of Michigan’s medical marijuana industry would block out smaller players and ensure that only big pharmaceutical entities handle cannabis distribution in the state. That’s how the National Patients Rights Association (NPRA) views House Bill 5681, which would set up a regulatory and permitting system for dispensaries and caregivers. The […]

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Michigan Medical Cannabis Bill Would Leave MMJ Dispensary Decisions Up to Communities

What’s the solution to Michigan’s medical marijuana conundrum? A lawmaker has a simple answer that’s sure to please the MMJ industry: legalize dispensaries. Republican State Rep. Mike Callton has introduced a bill that would officially allow dispensaries to operate in Michigan. Under the measure –  called House Bill 5580, or “the medical marihuana provisioning center […]

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Weekly Wrapup: Medical Cannabis Growers Get Good News + Lowering Risk in MMJ

Washington DC dominated medical cannabis news late last week, with lawmakers finally choosing six groups to grow medical marijuana in the nation’s capital. It’s a positive sign for the industry on several fronts: #1. This moves DC one big step closer to officially starting its medical cannabis program after a long delay. Observers are tentatively […]

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Changes Afoot for Michigan Medical Cannabis Industry As Lawmakers Eye Marijuana Legislation

Efforts are underway in earnest to overhaul medical marijuana regulations in Michigan as the state looks to close loopholes in its existing cannabis laws. Michigan lawmakers jump-started the process yesterday by officially discussing the medical cannabis issue at a judiciary committee hearing, emphasizing that the main objective is to bring clarity to the MMJ community. […]

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Faced With Crackdown, Michigan MMJ Community Pursuing Full Pot Legalization

What happens when a state allows medical marijuana sales but then backtracks and tries to more or less to shut down the entire industry? Pot advocates switch their focus from the medical aspect of pot to the decriminalization of the drug in general. At least that’s what is happening in Michigan, where hundreds of dispensaries […]

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Butte County Dispensary’s Closure Highlights Risks of Entering Medical Pot Industry

One day, you’re running a bustling medical marijuana dispensary. The next, you’re essentially out of business, smarting from having the rug pulled out from under you. That’s exactly what happened to the operators of North Valley Holistic Health, a nonprofit dispensary in Butte County, Calif., that stopped selling marijuana to patients last month. The cannabis […]

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Ann Arbor Officials Still Hope to Move Forward With MMC Licensing Program

These days, most cities with medical marijuana laws are issuing a moratorium on new pot operations, suspending dispensary licensing programs or backtracking on MMJ plans in general. Officials in Ann Arbor, Mich., however, are bucking the trend. Scratch that: they’re trying to buck the trend. The city says it still hopes to move forward with […]

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Michigan Township Extends Dispensary Moratorium by 6 Months

A township in Michigan is putting off any decisions on medical marijuana until next spring, taking a wait-and-see approach as the state wrestles with the issue. It’s something that’s becoming quite common across Michigan and in other regions with medical pot laws on the books, given the precarious state of the industry and mixed messages […]

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