Michigan Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


Michigan AG forms group to ease implementation of recreational cannabis law

Michigan’s attorney general has created a marijuana work group to study and reevaluate adult-use marijuana rules and regulations, with the aim of avoiding “the years of uncertainty” that followed the 2008 passage of the state’s medical cannabis law. According to The Oakland Press, the group, chaired by AG Dana Nessel, will be tasked with making […]

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Michigan regulators tighten access to caregiver medical marijuana

Michigan medical cannabis dispensaries will no longer have the option to buy products directly from caregivers. It’s a move that should please permitted growers, some of which have alleged that untested caregiver medical marijuana supplies are dangerous and cutting into licensed sales. The new Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued what it characterized as “new practices” […]

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MI medical marijuana sales could benefit from quicker online patient approvals

Michigan’s medical cannabis dispensaries may get a bump in sales from a newly launched state system that allows patients to register online and then use their approval emails to immediately purchase cannabis. The system, which went live on Wednesday, will let patients get MMJ “as quickly as possible,” broadcaster WXYZ Detroit reported. The previous MMJ […]

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Unlicensed MI medical marijuana firms win another reprieve to stay open

Roughly 50 unlicensed medical cannabis firms in Michigan won another extension to stay open, with a judge ruling they can do so as long as their state license applications are pending. This is just the latest reprieve for unlicensed MMJ companies in Michigan, which is transitioning to stricter regulations. Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borrello […]

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$420M raise sets US cannabis industry record, Bank of America begins marijuana coverage, MedMen exec turnover & more of the week’s top MJ news

Vaporizer company Pax Labs boasts a record funding raise, Bank of America kicks off coverage of the marijuana sector, more MedMen execs bid the company adieu – plus other important news from around the cannabis industry. Pax sets record for U.S. cannabis firm raise Pax Labs, a San Francisco manufacturer of vape pens, raised $420 million, […]

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Sol Global to acquire Michigan cannabis group MCP Wellness for $150 million

Sol Global, a Toronto-based investment company focused on the cannabis industry, agreed to acquire Michigan-based MCP Wellness, which has licenses to operate retail and cultivation centers in the state. The acquisition of MCP Wellness, which is owned by private equity group Merida Capital Partners, is valued at $150 million. MCP holds licenses to operate two […]

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Michigan regulators polling prospective recreational marijuana licensees

Michigan cannabis officials are surveying potential adult-use marijuana business license applicants to ensure the department is adequately staffed to handle the application process for permits. According to MLive.com, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) is seeking answers to a variety of questions, including: “Would you apply for an adult-use (recreational) establishment license if the […]

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Michigan urges medical marijuana retailers to test vape cartridges for lead

Michigan regulators want medical marijuana dispensaries to test vape pens on their shelves for heavy metals. Some cartridges recently were found to contain lead contamination. State officials are concerned especially with cartridges made of metal, citing a Johns Hopkins study on metal leaching issues, according to MLive.com and a state bulletin. For additional details, click […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: AG’s on the clock, bevy of legislation, medical MJ lottery, Harvest Health earnings & more

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: BARR DEADLINE: Wednesday is the deadline set by a group of senators for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to give them answers about increasing the number of federally authorized growers of marijuana for research purposes. In a letter sent to Barr earlier this […]

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Michigan lawmakers set June 1 medical cannabis licensing deadline

Michigan’s Legislature is intervening in a long-running legal dispute over unlicensed medical marijuana shops, pushing to enact a firm deadline for the businesses to close or risk their ability to get a permit. The House voted 102-4 in favor of legislation that would prevent unlicensed facilities that stay open after June 1 from becoming licensed […]

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MI gov approves bill to streamline medical marijuana business application process

Michigan’s governor signed a bill to ease the process for would-be business owners applying for medical marijuana and industrial hemp licenses. According to the Michigan Advance, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Bill 203, effective immediately, to update the definition of applicant so that owning more than 10% of a company requires the standard vetting process while […]

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