Michigan Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Michigan dispensary swaps cannabis vape cartridges for e-cigs

In the wake of a new ban on flavored e-cigarettes, a Michigan medical marijuana dispensary hopes to lure new customers by offering free THC or CBD vaporizer cartridges to those who want to unload their prohibited e-cigarettes. The dispensary, Greenhouse, plans to give away up to $50,000 of medical marijuana products to customers who bring […]

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Cannabis industry insiders brace for potential fallout as health officials report new vaping deaths, issue warnings

U.S. health officials were once again cautioning the public to refrain from using vaping products as related respiratory illnesses and even deaths continued to be disclosed last week. As of Friday, officials linked at least five fatalities to e-cigarettes and electronic marijuana vaping devices. The outbreak has some in the cannabis industry expecting at least a […]

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Local recreational marijuana bans in Michigan could hurt legal sales

Nearly 40% of Michigan communities that approved a recreational cannabis ballot measure last year introduced local bans that prohibit retail sales, putting a possible damper on the adult-use market when it launches next year. Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued emergency rules in July giving local authorities six months to introduce bans before regulators start to […]

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Michigan officials issue marijuana recall for four products

The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued a health bulletin recalling four cannabis products because of an ongoing investigation of an MJ testing lab whose business license was suspended last month. All four products apparently failed testing standards, one for a pesticide and three for heavy-metal contamination. The four products being recalled are: RSO Syringe Monster X […]

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Michigan medical marijuana operator faces prison time

A Michigan medical cannabis operator was convicted on 10 federal marijuana trafficking-related charges and faces a minimum of five years behind bars, in another cautionary tale about the importance of MJ operators strictly adhering to the law. Danny Trevino, owner of Hydro World, which had five storefronts across Michigan from 2010 to 2017, violated federal […]

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Michigan offers application help to adult-use marijuana businesses

Michigan regulators are hosting a series of educational sessions in September for potential recreational cannabis business applicants, with online applications starting Nov. 1. The five sessions are designed to demonstrate the online business license application process. Under Michigan’s adult-use marijuana law, local jurisdictions decide whether to permit or ban commercial rec MJ activity. There is […]

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Michigan shutters medical marijuana lab over alleged health, safety violations

Michigan regulators suspended the license of a medical cannabis testing facility after determining that the health and safety of patrons or employees were jeopardized. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency released a complaint alleging bulletin detailing the suspension of Iron Laboratories. The complaint alleges several violations regarding the company’s facility in Walled Lake, where Michigan-based Iron Laboratories tests for […]

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Michigan medical cannabis businesses to pay tiered license fees

Medical marijuana businesses in Michigan soon will face a new licensing fee structure that will increase renewal costs for large growers but lower them for dispensaries. The tiered pricing structure for the state’s 250 MMJ businesses will go into effect Oct. 1, according to Mlive.com. “We want to make the fees reasonably related to the […]

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Michigan cuts fees for some future cannabis businesses

Michigan regulators lowered marijuana licensing fees for prospective business owners living in 19 cities where residents were disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs. Under the new social equity program, regulators can slash fees up to 60% for applicants with proposed marijuana establishments in minority, low-income communities, including those in Detroit and Flint, as well […]

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Michigan issues emergency marijuana business regulations

Cannabis business opportunities could expand in Michigan after regulators released new wide-ranging emergency regulations Wednesday. For example, recreational marijuana businesses won’t face the capital requirements that medical cannabis businesses do. An MMJ business needs at least $200,000-$500,000 in assets. Other highlights of the measure signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, according to MLive.com, include: Medical and recreational […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: Vermont hemp hearings, Michigan cannabis warning labels, Medicine Man update & more

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: VERMONT HEMP HEARINGS: The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (AAFM) will hold its first public hearings to discuss the rulemaking process for the state’s hemp program. The hearings are scheduled for Thursday in Brandon and Friday in Newport. According to […]

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Michigan accelerates medical marijuana business licensing

In the past month and a half, the state of Michigan has dramatically increased turnaround times for processing and approving medical cannabis business license applications. In May alone, the new state Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) ruled on 213 medical cannabis business permit applications, the Detroit Free Press reported. That’s up from an average of 95 […]

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