Michigan Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


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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Michigan City Refunding MMC Application Fees After Court Ruling Against Medical Pot

Michigan’s once-thriving medical marijuana industry is now a shell of its former self, the result of a recent court ruling that essentially makes it illegal to sell pot from storefront dispensaries. Hundreds of medical weed shops have closed in the past few weeks, and the dozens still operating risk raids and criminal prosecution. Pot supporters […]

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Will New Mexico Be The Next State To Backtrack On Medical Pot?

We saw it in Michigan. We’re seeing it in Arizona. And there’s still a chance New Mexico might eventually attempt to make an about-face when it comes to medical marijuana as well. The state’s governor, Susana Martinez, indicated while campaigning last year that she would seek to repeal the MMJ law. Martinez backed off those […]

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Chris Walsh: Michigan Marijuana Ruling a Wake-Up Call to Entire Medical Pot Industry

By Chris Walsh A full-on disaster is brewing in Michigan, with a recent court ruling threatening to sink the state’s medical marijuana industry. The ruling essentially makes it illegal for businesses to sell pot, meaning the estimated 300 to 400 dispensaries currently operating in Michigan will have to close or face the possibility of raids […]

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Pot Backlash: Half-Dozen Cities, Counties Ban Marijuana Clinics

While scouring the Internet for medical marijuana news, I’ve seen a fair share of stories over the past week about cities and communities banning pot shops. Here are some of the latest developments on this front: – California is a hotbed of activity when it comes to bans. City council members and local officials in […]

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Pot Regulator Renting Space From MMJ Lawyer Another Questionable Move

There’s a golden rule in the medical marijuana business: Do everything in your power to appear legitimate, professional and law-abiding. In other words, don’t toe the line when it comes to ethics, legal issues or anything else that could tarnish the perception of the industry. We’ve touched on this issue numerous times, because it’s so […]

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Michican Dispensary Offers Free Weed for Voter Registration

Now here’s an unusual (and controversial) marketing practice: A medical marijuana dispensary in Lansing, Michigan, recently offered customers a half gram of free weed if they registered to vote. Encouraging citizens to perform their civic duty is an honorable thing. In this case, though, there could be more at work. Your Healthy Choice Clinic posted […]

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