Michigan Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


Recreational marijuana licensing

Michigan issued the first adult-use marijuana licenses to Exclusive Brands, a  business planning to grow and sell MJ for recreational use when it becomes legal in the state on Dec. 1. Licenses also were given to PSI Labs, which test marijuana, and Real Life Solutions, an event organizer.

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Week in Review: Cannabis layoffs, regulators scrutinizing vitamin E acetate as vape villain, MI adult-use launch looms & more

Layoff announcements continue to weigh on the marijuana industry, state regulators focus on vitamin E acetate additive in vaporizer products as the vape crisis continues, Michigan businesses set their game plans for a December adult-use MJ launch, and more of the week’s top cannabis news. Pink slips pile up  Three well-known California cannabis companies this […]

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Georgia MMJ

A majority of Americans support legalizing the use of marijuana in some form, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday.

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Cannabis bill

Nevada’s process for awarding marijuana business licenses has not been tainted by outside influence or conflicts of interest, according to state auditors.

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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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