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Emergency Rules Released for Michigan Medical Marijuana Program

Emergency Rules Released for Michigan Medical Marijuana Program

Emergency Rules Released for Michigan Medical Marijuana Program

The revamped Michigan medical marijuana market is beginning to take shape. On Dec. 4, 2017, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs officially released the rules that govern the state’s medical marijuana program.

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LARA Releases Medical Marihuana Emergency Administrative Rules

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has issued emergency administrative rules for the purpose of implementing the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA). Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder and effective today, these rules shall remain in effect for six months.

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Harvest Park Becomes Hub for Cannabis Licenses in Michigan

WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, Mich., Nov. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Harvest Park, a 130-acre industrial park development located in Windsor Township west of Lansing, Michigan in Eaton County is poised to become the epicenter of Michigan’s medical marijuana cultivation, processing, testing and secure transport industries.

Michigan Marijuana Group Turns in Signatures for Legalization Initiative

Michigan Marijuana Group Turns in Signatures for Legalization Initiative

Despite facing debt and deadlines, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol’s voter initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Michigan will most likely qualify for the ballot. On Nov. 20, 2017, the CRMLA announced that it had turned in approximately 360,000 signatures to the Secretary of State, well above the state minimum

Marijuana Legalization Campaign Turns in 360,000 Signatures to Place Issue on 2018 Michigan Ballot

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol turned in more than 360,000 signatures today calling for its marijuana legalization initiative to be placed on Michigan’s November 2018 ballot.

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LARA Advises Medical Marihuana Caregivers and Patients on Transition to Licensees and Employees

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released two advisory bulletins today to inform and advise potential licensees of the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation’s (BMMR) intention regarding (1) the transition from medical marihuana caregivers and patients to facility license holders and employees and (2) local and state license fees.

Group Behind Michigan Legalization Initiative Facing Debt and Deadlines

Group Behind Michigan Legalization Initiative Facing Debt and Deadlines

The group behind a Michigan legalization initiative is in dire need of cash to pay off the company it hired to gather signatures for its ballot initiative. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is in debt to National Petition Management for approximately $30,000.

Board of Canvassers. NCIA joins forces with CRMLA.

National Cannabis Industry Association Joins Forces with Michigan’s Marijuana Legalization Campaign

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) announced today that it has added more firepower to its growing coalition of marijuana reform advocates with the addition of the National Cannabis Industry Association.

Cash Crunch Holds Up Michigan Pot Legalization Push

Cash Crunch Holds Up Michigan Pot Legalization Push

A group seeking to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan says it has collected enough signatures to qualify for the 2018 ballot but is struggling to pay off the professional firm it hired to gather them.

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LARA Releases Advisory Bulletin Regarding Municipality Authorization of Medical Marihuana Facilities

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released an advisory bulletin today to inform and advise municipalities of the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation’s (BMMR) intention regarding municipality authorization of medical marihuana facilities.

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LARA Announces Location and Time Changes for Medical Marihuana Educational Sessions

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation (BMMR) announced today that – due to a large
number of early registrations – two of the educational sessions being held next month have been changed.

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LARA Releases Document Checklist for Medical Marihuana License Applications

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released a document checklist this week to inform and advise prospective medical marihuana licensees concerning the documents that the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation (BMMR) intends to collect during the application process.

Michigan University Could Be First Offering Marijuana-Based Curriculum

Michigan University Could Be First Offering Marijuana-Based Curriculum

A Michigan college is believed to be the first in the nation to offer up a marijuana-based undergraduate curriculum. If you’re ready for a joke about “Pot University” or class times at 4:20 p.m. you’re likely not the caliber of student cut out for the classes — as the professors linked to the program at Northern Michigan University explain: this is a tough course load.

130-Acre Medical Marijuana Development Park Opening in Michigan

WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, Mich., Oct. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Windsor Township, located west of Lansing in Eaton County, will be home to the largest medical marijuana development east of the Mississippi, dubbed Harvest Park. When fully developed, it will provide up to 1,000 new Michigan jobs in the medical marijuana industry.

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Gov. Rick Snyder makes initial appointments to the Marihuana Advisory Panel

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced initial appointments to the Marihuana Advisory Panel established by the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.

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LARA Releases Advisory Bulletin Regarding Medical Marihuana Application Process

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs ( LARA ) released an advisory bulletin today to inform and advise prospective medical marihuana licensees concerning the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation’s (BMMR) intended application process. The bulletin is for advisory purposes only and is subject to change.

LARA Announces Medical Marihuana Educational Sessions; BMMR to Show Potential Licensees the Application Process, Monitoring System

LANSING, Oct. 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs ( LARA ) and the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation (BMMR) announced today the dates, times and locations of a series of educational sessions designed to familiarize potential licensees with the application process and the statewide monitoring system.

LARA Releases Advisory Bulletin Regarding Testing of Marihuana and Marihuana-Infused Products

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released an advisory bulletin today to inform and advise prospective medical marihuana licensees concerning the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation’s (BMMR) intentions regarding the testing of marihuana and marihuana-infused products.

LARA Releases Advisory Bulletin Regarding Stacking of Class C Grower Licenses

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The State of Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs ( LARA ) released an advisory bulletin today to inform and advise prospective medical marihuana licensees regarding stacking of medical marihuana class C grower licenses.

Michigan Will Allow One-Stop Shopping for Some Medical Marijuana Businesses

Michigan Will Allow One-Stop Shopping for Some Medical Marijuana Businesses

The medical marijuana business is expected to explode next year when the state begins to hand out licenses, and rules released Thursday by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs could prove to be even more profitable for some budding marijuana entrepreneurs.

LARA Releases Advisory Bulletin Regarding Co-Location of Medical Marihuana Facilities

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The State of Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released an advisory bulletin today to inform and advise prospective medical marihuana licensees regarding co-location of medical marihuana facilities.

Michigan Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Have Until Mid-December to Shut Down

Michigan Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Have Until Mid-December to Shut Down

On Sept 12, 2017, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced that existing medical cannabis dispensaries have until Dec. 15 to shut down or they risk losing the opportunity to become licensed under the state’s new medical cannabis laws.

LARA to Inform Medical Marihuana Licensing Board Regarding Existing Facilities, License Fees

LARA to Inform Medical Marihuana Licensing Board Regarding Existing Facilities, License Fees

At a meeting of the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board later today, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) will inform the board members regarding several oversight issues and the implementation of the regulatory framework for the new Medical Marihuana Facility Licensing Act (MMFLA). LARA, in consultation with the board, has sole authority to promulgate rules and emergency rules as necessary to implement, administer, and enforce the MMFLA.

Michigan Medical Cannabis Program Needs Participants for Workgroups

Michigan Medical Cannabis Program Needs Participants for Workgroups

On Aug. 22, 2017, the Michigan Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation announced that it has created five workgroups for the Michigan medical cannabis program and is in need of stakeholders to participate in them to provide input on the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.

Marijuana States Try to Curb Smuggling, Avert US Crackdown

Marijuana States Try to Curb Smuggling, Avert US Crackdown

Officials suspect pot grown legally in Oregon and other marijuana states is also being smuggled out, and the trafficking is putting America’s multibillion-dollar marijuana industry at risk.

Michigan Marijuana Campaign Reaches Significant Milestone

A Michigan marijuana campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in the state has reached a significant milestone. On July 10, 2017, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol announced that its petition to put legalization on the 2018 ballot had earned more than 100,000 signatures.

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Marijuana Legalization Hits 100,000 Signature Milestone

LANSING, Mich., July 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Supporters of marijuana legalization announced today that the signature collection effort is running ahead of schedule with more than 100,000 signatures collected to-date.

Governor Names Appointees to Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board

Governor Names Appointees to Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board

On May 26, 2017, Gov. Rick Snyder announced that he had named the initial appointees of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board, a group whose formation was required by the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act. The board’s five appointees include a former state lawmaker, a pharmacist and a retired police sergeant, among others.

Gov. Rick Snyder Makes Initial Appointments to the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board

LANSING, Mich., May 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the initial appointments to the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board established by the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.

Board of Canvassers. NCIA joins forces with CRMLA.

Marijuana Legalization Ballot Language Approved by the State Board of Canvassers

LANSING, Mich., May 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Michigan State Board of Canvassers officially approved today the ballot language put forth by the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol.

Recreational Marijuana Petition Drive Preps for Launch in Michigan

Recreational Marijuana Petition Drive Preps for Launch in Michigan

On May 5, 2017, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol announced that it had submitted its ballot language to state officials and is ready to launch its recreational marijuana petition drive as soon as it earns the approval of the State Board of Canvassers.

Marijuana Legalization Ballot Language Filed with State of Michigan

Marijuana Legalization Ballot Language Filed with State of Michigan

DETROIT, Mich., May 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol officially submitted ballot language to the State of Michigan today that would legalize adult consumption of marijuana in Michigan. Signature collection drive is expected to begin shortly after the State Board of Canvassers meets to review and approve the petition language that would place the marijuana legalization initiative on Michigan’s November 2018 statewide ballot.


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