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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Chicago Suburbs Debate MMJ Regs

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As the impending September timeframe looms for medical marijuana businesses to apply for operating permits [click to continue...]

Marijuana Vending Machine Comes to Denver

A medical marijuana vending machine generating plenty of buzz in the media has made its [click to continue...]

Colorado City Awards 21 Rec Shop Licenses

The third-largest city in Colorado awarded 21 licenses for cannabis shops on Thursday, paving the [click to continue...]

$25M Infusion for Kiosk Company

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More good news on the financial front for cannabis businesses: A company that sells self-service [click to continue...]

DEA Cements Plan to Boost Cannabis Production

For four years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed the federal government to grow a [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over Dispensary Licensing in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts dispensary licensing process has evoked the ire of several applicants who feel that [click to continue...]

Advocate: Paraphernalia Sales Legal Under Florida MMJ Bill

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Florida's medical marijuana ballot measure will create an overlooked business opportunity: paraphernalia sales. Currently, it’s [click to continue...]

WA Retail Stores Fight Price Gouging

Washington State recreational marijuana shops have had it with the sky-high prices licensed growers are [click to continue...]

Investors Welcome 2 New Canadian MMJ Stocks

Two Canadian cannabis cultivation companies saw their share prices soar on the first day of [click to continue...]

Colorado Rec Tax Structure Safe for Now

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Taxing recreational marijuana sales is a tricky business, as a Denver judge pointed out in [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Industry Burgeoning in WA Town

The town of Port Angeles, Washington, has experienced a marijuana boom in 2014. But the [click to continue...]

Oregon City’s Recall Election Tied to Dispensary

Just because Oregon is poised to legalize recreational marijuana in November doesn’t mean everyone in [click to continue...]

Applicant for Massachusetts MMJ Licenses ‘Befuddled’ by Ruling

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A Denver medical cannabis company says it's “befuddled” by obstacles it has encountered while trying [click to continue...]

Lawsuits Could ‘Destroy’ Rec Cannabis in Washington State

Federal versus local control over marijuana. That’s the question at the heart of two lawsuits [click to continue...]