Michigan

Fri
22
May

New Poll Shows Those Living In Cannabis-Legal States Consider The Law Successful

For residents in states that have legalized marijuana, the grass is indeed greener on their side.

That’s the takeaway from new polling data released earlier this month. The survey, from pollster YouGov, found that in “many states where recreational cannabis is legal, a plurality of citizens believes these laws have been more of a success than a failure overall.” 

Fri
22
May

Marijuana Industry Soars In Midwest, Even As Pandemic Lockdown Continues

As Illinois went through its first full month of coronavirus-related lockdown, an interesting thing happened with marijuana sales. Rather than drop, recreational marijuana sales reached $37.7 million, the highest total sales since Illinois legalized adult-use cannabis in January of 2020.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s can take credit for the soaring sales - or, at least, for not impeding them. Rather than close dispensaries, Pritzker made them an essential business, allowing them to stay open even as he put the state under stay-at-home orders that now extend through May.

Fri
15
May

Poll: Respondents in Adult-Use Marijuana States Say Legalization Has Been Successful

Most adults living in states where marijuana use is legal view the policy change as successful, according to state-specific polling data compiled by YouGov.com.

Respondents in California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, and Washington were asked their opinion regarding whether their state’s adult-use legalization policy “has been a success or a failure.”

Thu
14
May

Recreational Cannabis Sales Continue To Rise In Michigan

The marijuana business has been booming in Michigan during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Tue
14
Apr

Free weed has become a thing during COVID-19

The spirit of generosity is alive and well, despite our ongoing battle against the spread of COVID-19. While we witness encouraging acts of kindness across all walks of life, the cannabis sector has been no stranger to decency and goodwill during this trying time.

Several individuals, companies and — indeed — entire regions, have ensured that cannabis is available for those who need it — or, in some cases, those who just really, really want it.

Tue
14
Apr

Cannabis Faces Barriers in Washington and Michigan

Cannabis is legal in Washington and Michigan. Notably, Washington became the second state to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012.

Wed
08
Apr

Michigan pot sales don't skip a beat, relying on new online and curbside model

 As non-essential Michigan businesses shut down operations after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order, marijuana shops across the state continue to operate via curbside pickup and home deliveries.

Like bars and restaurants, marijuana dispensaries can no longer serve customers in-store, but local pot shops say sales are holding steady as they transition to online orders.

“We haven’t really lost too much from it, people are staying loyal and coming out,” said George Pittenturf, a manager at the ReLeaf Center in Niles.

Tue
24
Mar

Michigan is smoking more marijuana than any other state during coronavirus pandemic, survey says

Quarantine caused by the global outbreak of COVID-19 is forcing people across the world to find ways to entertain themselves.

In Michigan, people are lighting up.

According to a Twitter survey conducted by the health blog bodynutrition.org, Michigan residents are smoking marijuana more than any other state during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Analysts used trends software with direct access to geotagged twitter data to arrive at the conclusion.

Thu
19
Mar

Michigan Recreational Cannabis Sales Increase 34% In February, Prices Down Slightly

Michigan’s recreational marijuana industry continued its steady ascent in February, based on the latest monthly statistical report released by the state Marijuana Regulatory Agency.

Monthly recreational marijuana sales hit $14.8 million, a 34% increase over the nearly $9.8 million in January sales. The first full month of recreational sales, which began Dec. 1, logged $7 million in sales.

Thu
19
Mar

University Creates First-Ever 'Cannabis Center of Excellence' Research Center

A small public university in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan has opened a large facility dedicated to cannabis training and research. Students in the university’s cannabis chemistry degree program will use the center as part of their studies.

Lake Superior State University in Sault Saint Marie, Michigan, is calling the 2,600-square-foot facility the Cannabis Center of Excellence at the Crawford Hall of Science.

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