Michigan Medical Cannabis News:

July 17, 2014

Dispensary Solution on Horizon in Michigan?

Michigan lawmakers could be close to approving a solution to the state's medical marijuana problems. The state Senate on Wednesday advanced two bills to the floor, meaning legislators could vote [click to continue...]

February 3, 2014

Bad News for Michigan’s Latest MMJ Bills

Michigan has become a battleground for medical marijuana legislation, and it appears that advocates are losing the latest battle. Lawmakers have stalled two important medical marijuana bills in the state’s [click to continue...]

January 29, 2014

GrowLife, CEN Biotech Partner on Huge Growing Facility

Two marijuana companies are partnering to build a large cultivation facility in Canada, just a stone’s throw away from downtown Detroit. CEN Biotech and Organic Growth International, which is partially owned [click to continue...]

January 21, 2014

MI Reports Higher Revenues From Fewer Patients, Caregivers

Medical marijuana patients in Michigan are leaving the state-regulated program, as new laws and court rulings have shrunk the state’s number of caregivers and shut down dispensaries. Yet the state [click to continue...]

January 3, 2014

U.S. Firm Gets Tentative Nod to Tap Canadian MMJ Market

Michigan-based supplement company Creative Edge Nutrition could become the first U.S. firm to distribute medical marijuana in Canada. The company has received tentative approval from the country's health department to [click to continue...]

December 10, 2013

MI Dispensaries, Edibles Get Committee Nod

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan received a rare bit of good news today. The state's House Judiciary Committee approved two separate bills that would OK medical marijuana dispensaries and allow [click to continue...]

November 26, 2013

Michigan Could Take Up MMJ Bills Soon

Michigan’s legislature could address the state’s medical marijuana woes as early as December. Kevin Cotter, a Republican in the House Judiciary Committee, said his top priority next month is to [click to continue...]

November 14, 2013

Local Marijuana Decriminalization Laws in MMJ States Could Impact Medical Cannabis Businesses

This past election cycle saw three cities in Michigan and one in Maine vote to decriminalize marijuana possession. These laws are often seen as purely symbolic from a business perspective, [click to continue...]

November 13, 2013

Bill to Allow Michigan Medical Marijuana Sales Via Pharmacies Advances, But One Major Caveat

The Michigan Senate passed a bill today that would allow pharmacies to sell medical marijuana, a contentious measure that some say would help the state's cannabis industry and others fear [click to continue...]

November 11, 2013

Michigan Judge: Cannabis Law “One of Worst”

Michigan judge Mark Trusock called the state’s legal medical marijuana law “one of the worst statues that was ever written and put into place,” while sentencing a local dispensary owner [click to continue...]

August 8, 2013

Michigan Town’s Cap on MMJ Businesses Reflects Larger Trend, Offers Takeaways

By most accounts, the small Michigan town of Ypsilanti has been a relatively welcoming place for medical marijuana entrepreneurs. Local voters backed MMJ legalization by a ratio of nearly 5-to-1 [click to continue...]

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Oregon Bank Looking to Work With Marijuana Industry

An Oregon-based financial institution has confirmed it is in talks with federal and state regulators [click to continue...]

NY Urged to Accelerate MMJ Program

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Cannabis advocates and lawmakers in New York are urging the state to accelerate implementation of [click to continue...]

Senators Ask Feds for Cannabis Guidance, Consistency

Senators from Colorado and Washington have jointly appealed to the White House and the U.S. [click to continue...]

Study: WA Rec Industry Not Creating Tourism Boom

Interest in traveling to Seattle has dipped slightly despite the start of recreational cannabis sales [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Pressuring Lawmakers to Declare Marijuana Stance

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has filed a series of marijuana-related amendments in recent days, [click to continue...]

CBD, Hemp Bill Introduced in House

A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill in the U.S. House that would effectively legalize [click to continue...]

90% Support MMJ in Florida

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Opponents of medical marijuana legalization in Florida have ramped up publicity for their campaign in [click to continue...]

Stiff Competition for LV Dispensary Licenses

Applicants for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Las Vegas face some hefty competition. Roughly 47 [click to continue...]

New York Times Urges Marijuana Legalization

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The New York Times editorial board is calling for an end to the federal ban [click to continue...]

Debt Fund Launched for Illinois MMJ Startups

Entrepreneurs looking to enter Illinois' medical marijuana industry could get help with one of the [click to continue...]

FL Company Nabs $500K Funding Commitment

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A Florida company has secured up to $500,000 in investments to fuel its business interests [click to continue...]

$38.5M Potential Tax Haul From Legalized Cannabis in Oregon

Cannabis legalization in Oregon could generate $38.5 million in taxes for the state during the [click to continue...]

Seattle Dispensaries, MMJ Growers Could Get Reprieve

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Medical marijuana businesses in Seattle could get until 2016 to obtain licenses with the state. [click to continue...]

63 License Applications in Las Vegas

Las Vegas received 63 applications for medical cannabis business licenses by Wednesday's deadline, according to [click to continue...]