Michigan Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


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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MI House supports federal act to protect banks doing business with marijuana firms

Michigan House legislators adopted a resolution that asks the U.S. Congress to make laws providing protection to banks that take medical cannabis businesses as customers. The resolution urges Congress to pass the Secure and Fair Enforcement Bank Act (SAFE Act) and notes that “because of the federal prohibition, there is an extreme risk to provide financial […]

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Licensed medical cannabis delivery services launch in Michigan

Three dispensaries received licenses to deliver medical cannabis to homes in Michigan – a move that signals the beginning of a new business opportunity for marijuana entrepreneurs in the state. BotaniQ and Utopia Gardens, both of Detroit, and Lake Effect of Portage in southwestern Michigan were the first three delivery services licensed by the state’s […]

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IL gov touts adult-use marijuana plan, FL dispensary cap lawsuits, Euro MJ conference & more

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveils a blueprint for recreational marijuana, lawsuits crop up in Florida around the state’s dispensary caps, a conference in Denmark highlights the growing international MJ space – plus other important news from around the cannabis industry. Recreational marijuana plan for Land of Lincoln The governor of Illinois revealed a plan to legalize […]

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