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Marijuana States Try to Curb Smuggling, Avert US Crackdown

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.

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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.

Michigan Creates New Bureau to Oversee Medical Marijuana Program

Michigan Creates New Bureau to Oversee Medical Marijuana Program

On April 13, 2017, the state of Michigan announced that it has organized all medical marijuana regulations under the newly created Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, centralizing the medical marijuana program’s licensing, compliance, enforcement and registry under one roof.

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Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Regulation Centralized in New Bureau

LANSING, Mich., April 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Michigan has centralized all aspects of medical marihuana regulation with the creation of the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation (BMMR) housed in the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

World of Cannabis - Medical Marijuana State Initiatives

World of Cannabis: Medical Marijuana State Initiatives

Watch the World of Cannabis in Las Vegas tackle the details of medical marijuana state initiatives. Matthew Abel, attorney and director of Michigan NORML, covers recent medical marijuana developments in Michigan. Ari Gerstin, an attorney in Miami, and Michael C. Minardi, Senior Partner at Minardi Law, provide an update on medical marijuana in Florida.

Top 5 States for Marijuana Stocks

Top 5 States for Marijuana Stocks

Over the next five years, the U.S. marijuana market could be worth tens of billions of dollars, and according to GreenWave Advisors, LLC, these five states could move the needle most for marijuana companies. Learn just how big the marijuana market may be in California, Washington, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Michigan in 2021.

Michigan's Higher Ed: MSU Extension Workshops on Marijuana Laws

Michigan’s Higher Ed: MSU Extension Workshops on Marijuana Laws

On Jan. 5, 2017, Michigan State University Extension announced that it will be give workshops on Michigan’s new medical marijuana laws to local governments as a means of helping municipalities navigate the updated regulatory landscape.

Michigan Court of Appeals Overturns MMJ Transport Law

Michigan Court of Appeals Overturns MMJ Transport Law

On Dec. 20, 2016, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that the state’s medical marijuana act takes precedent over a law that restricts how patients can transport medical marijuana. The ruling is the result of a 2014 case where medical marijuana patient Callen Latz was arrested for improperly transporting marijuana.

Michigan Marijuana Seminar Educates Caregivers and Patients

Michigan Marijuana Seminar Educates Caregivers and Patients

Both state and local legislation is ever-changing in the medical marijuana industry. A seminar was held yesterday focused on educating caregivers, patients, and dispensary owners. FOX 47’s Scott Wolchek spoke with those attending to find out how this education will affect them and those in need of medical marijuana.

Kent County Sheriff Department Narcotics Investigations into Illegal Sales at Dispensaries

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 29, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — On Monday November 28th, 2016 the Kent Area Narcotics Enforcement Team (K.A.N.E.T.) conducted several search warrants throughout Kent County.

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Michigan Audit Reveals One Doctor Certified 11,810 Patients For Medical Marijuana

A new audit of Michigan’s medical marijuana program revealed one doctor certified 11,810 patients for medicinal pot in fiscal year 2015, according to an article in the Detroit Free Press. The numbers of certifications coming from small numbers of doctors has raised a red flag with Michigan Auditor General Doug Ringler.

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Detroit TV News Anchor Retires to Fight For Legalization in Michigan

A Fox 2 Detroit news anchor has announced she will retire from the television station to work with a pro-marijuana group in Michigan. Anqunette Jamison Sarfoh, a 22-year veteran of broadcast journalism, is slated to be introduced as a new leader in MILegalize at a fundraiser in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Nov. 2, 2016.

Ohio Bill Would Limit Medical Marijuana Reciprocity

Ohio Bill Would Limit Medical Marijuana Reciprocity

In Ohio, a bill limiting reciprocity between other medical marijuana states has been submitted to the legislature. Under existing law, Ohio has the ability to enter into reciprocity agreements with other medical marijuana states that have similar patient requirements.

Michigan House Approves Medical Marijuana Reform Bills

Michigan House Approves Medical Marijuana Reform Bills

On Sept. 14, 2016, the Michigan House of Representatives passed a number of bills that would overhaul its medical marijuana system. Initially passed back in 2015, the bills have languished in the Senate due to delays; however, after some minor changes, the bills were returned to the Senate for final approval.

Michigan Supreme Court Refuses to Hear MI Legalize Appeal

Michigan Supreme Court Refuses to Hear MI Legalize Appeal

It is unlikely that recreational marijuana will appear on the ballot in Michigan this November. According to The Detroit Free Press, the Michigan Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal filed by the group MI Legalize to put a initiative legalizing recreational marijuana on the November ballot.

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Michigan Group Argues For Ballot Question on Pot Legalization

MI Legalize is arguing a question about pot legalization should appear on Michigan’s November ballot, despite the state’s claim that some of the group’s petition signatures are out of date, according to an Aug. 7, 2016, article at Michigan Radio. State law requires signatures on petitions for ballot questions to be no older than 180 days, but some on this petition are.

Michigan Legalization Group's Petition Signatures Deemed Insufficient

Michigan Legalization Group’s Petition Signatures Deemed Insufficient

On June 7, 2016, Michigan’s elections bureau announced that MI Legalize, was at least 106,000 signatures short of qualifying for the state’s ballot in November, as reported by the Associated Press.

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Detroit Dispensaries Drop Medical Marijuana Lawsuit

On April 8, 2016, a lawsuit challenging Detroit’s new medical marijuana laws was dropped by the group of medical marijuana dispensaries that had filed the case. Under the new rules, medical marijuana dispensaries are barred from operating within 1,000 feet of a school, park, church or day care.

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Study Finds Medical Marijuana Treatment Reduces Use of Opioids

On March 22, 2016, the University of Michigan announced that a recent study conducted by the U-M School of Public Health and Medical School found that patients who treated chronic pain with medical marijuana had a 64 percent reduction in their use of prescription opioids.

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Third Michigan Legalization Petition Joins the Fray

Michigan now has a third full adult use legalization initiative in the signature gathering phase: MILegalize, Michigan Cannabis Control and Revenue Act and the most recent contender, Abrogate Prohibition Michigan, the least restrictive of the three.

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Most Likely to Succeed in 2016

Marijuana activists and political junkies can barely wait for 2016 to begin, and the list-making has been in full flower for months. But full adult-use legalization may depend as much on the nuts and bolts of petition deadlines or legislative calendars as it does on history, social attitudes and the state of medical marijuana regulation.


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