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.
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An EPIC-MRA poll released Friday indicated the majority of voters living in the state would approve a law allowing adult use of the plant.
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.
On Jan. 10, 2016, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill 72, a law that permits landlords to ban the cultivation and smoking of medical marijuana on rental property.
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.
Governor Rick Snyder has just a few bills from last session left to consider. Among them is a bill that would allow landlords to include a provision in their leases preventing tenants from smoking or growing medical marijuana.
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 Gov. Rick Snyder signed three bills on Sept. 21, 2016, to overhaul the state’s medical marijuana system, and now the new laws are going into effect.
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.
On Nov. 28, 2016, Michigan’s Kent Area Narcotics Enforcement Team executed search warrants at seven medical marijuana dispensaries in Kent County, alleging that the dispensaries have been operating illegally under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.
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.
Only 18 of Michigan’s 83 counties applied for money to enforce the medical marijuana law and educate the public about how it works.
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.
The report released Thursday by Michigan Auditor General Doug Ringler found that 22 other physicians certified a combined 46,854 medical marijuana patients, or 56% of the total for the 2015
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.
A fully developed legal market for medical marijuana in Michigan could lead to millions of dollars in new state tax revenue.
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.
On Sept. 21, 2016, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed three bills to overhaul the state’s medical marijuana program, giving the stakeholders 90-days to prepare for the implementation of new regulations.
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.
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.
MI Legalize, the organizer behind an effort to legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Michigan, has suffered another setback in court.
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.
A group of activists are suing the state of Michigan in an attempt to get a voter initiative legalizing recreational marijuana on November’s ballot.
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.
On April 26, 2016, the Michigan House of Representatives voted 107-1 to approve a measure that would create a legislative commission aimed at setting a legal limit for drivers under the influence of marijuana.
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.
In Michigan, a recent survey revealed that approximately 53 percent of voters in the state support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
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.
A bill has been introduced into the Michigan Senate that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state.
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.
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.
A Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled 2-1 that smoking marijuana inside of a parked car is not protected under Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act.
On Nov. 23, 2015, Green Door Alternative, a medical marijuana dispensary in Detroit, will be giving away free turkeys to those who reside in its southwest neighborhood, living in zip codes 48209 and 48210.
A Michigan attorney is claiming that prosecutors pressured state crime labs to alter the way THC is reported in tests.
When Michigan passed medical marijuana reform in 2008, hopes were high that the program could help the seriously ill patients of the state. Seven years later, many medical marijuana patients would argue that is not the case.
Autism will not be added to Michigan’s list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana. Although there has been a growing movement of parents campaigning for the condition to be added, the decision ultimately rested with Mike Zimmer.
The risk of incremental losses at the ballot box may weigh more heavily than the potential for incremental gains in 2015.
On July 31, 2015, with a vote of 4-2, the Michigan Medical Marijuana Review Panel voted to recommend that autism be added to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana treatment.
For the ninth time in as little as seven years, the Michigan Supreme Court has passed down yet another ruling on medical marijuana in the state. In an interesting twist, the court issued one decision for two cases that shared similar circumstances; however, a definitive resolution was not reached.
Depending upon where one lives in the state of Michigan, access to medicinal marijuana is either as easy as walking down the street and having your pick of the litter, or as difficult as having to drive either into the next township or even two counties away.
On June 11, 2015, the Michigan Board of State Canvassers unanimously voted to approve language for two ballot initiatives that would legalize recreational cannabis in the state.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Medical Cannabis Institute (TMCI) launched its new affiliate program today, expanding the reach of its educational programming to new audiences within the patient community, as well as to new global markets in Central and Southern Europe.
It is a race against time in the state of Michigan as multiple marijuana advocacy groups clamor about the state collecting signatures to get their respective marijuana bill on the ballot for 2016.
Om of Medicine is a provisioning center and non-profit organization in Ann Arbor founded to assist our members in safely and securely obtaining medical cannabis in accordance with the Michigan Marihuana Act of 2008.
In 2013, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that medical marijuana dispensaries were not protected under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008.
PLACERVILLE, CA, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – iMD Companies, Inc. (OTC:ICBU) is pleased to announce that the company has moved into the first of a three-phase process to build a historic grow facility on the Chippewa Indian Reservation in Michigan.
Some of us are still processing this whole marijuana legalization deal. For many people, it’s kind of hard to believe legalization is actually really happening — it’s no longer simply a topic of discussion marijuana smokers debate over, it’s right here.
A common misconception about marijuana legalization, both medical and recreational, is that you won’t be fired by your employer for smoking marijuana. As un-American as it sounds, you can indeed be fired for smoking marijuana legally.
FLINT- America will see 17 votes for marijuana legalization during the 2014 general election in November: the states of Oregon and Alaska, the District of Columbia, and 14 individual cities in Michigan.
Today there are 23 states that allow the medical use of cannabis. Colorado and Washington also allow recreational use. It is imperative for physicians and the healthcare industry to expand their knowledge of a plant some of their patients are ingesting on a regular basis.