Michigan

Wed
28
Oct

Michigan border sees 1,726% rise of marijuana seizures since last year

Despite the fact that both Michigan and Canada have legalized recreational marijuana, officials are reporting a sharp rise in illegally transported reefer this year.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says they've seized more than 9,000 pounds of of the stuff this fiscal year, an increase of 1,726% from last year. And that doesn't even include 1 ton of chronic that was seized on Monday.

Christopher Perry, director of field operations for CBP Detroit, says it's due to the economic impact of the pandemic.

Tue
27
Oct

Detroit officials propose law allowing adult-use marijuana sales

In an effort to help Detroiters benefit from recreational marijuana legalization, Councilman James Tate — with the support of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan — is proposing an ordinance that would allow sales to adults in the city.

It's a significant departure from the city's position now, which allows medical marijuana businesses but prohibits recreational sales. It also is likely to face legal and political opposition as the city council takes up serious debate on the measure.

Tate, who also was identified as the architect of the plan and is a former Detroit Police Department deputy chief, and the mayor held a livestreamed news conference Monday at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center to explain the proposal — and why they support it.

Wed
14
Oct

Number of THC-exposed newborns at Michigan hospital increases after recreational weed legalized

Researchers out of Michigan say it looks like legalizing weed may lead to greater cannabis use, which means that more pregnant women who smoke could be exposing their developing babies to THC.

Tue
13
Oct

Michigan Governor Signs ‘Clean Slate’ Bills

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday signed a package of bills designed to reform the state’s process for expunging past criminal convictions. The ‘Clean Slate’ bills, as the legislative package of six measures is known, was passed by Michigan lawmakers last month.

Mon
12
Oct

All Eyes On Michigan As State’s New Cannabis Market Booms

With recreational sales growing from $9.8 million in January to $65.5 million by August, there’s no questioning Michigan’s potential.

In December of 2019, Michigan became the tenth state in the U.S. to legalize adult-use cannabis. Less than a year in, it’s already outpaced Nevada to become the fifth highest-grossing state for cannabis sales and is on track to surpass $1 billion in sales, according to data from Headset.

In addition to its fast-growing new adult-use market, Michigan’s medical market is ranked #2 in the country, second only to California. Now, all eyes are on The Great Lake State as cannabis operators and investors across the U.S. seek to claim their share of this high-potential market.

Fri
09
Oct

The First Marijuana Microbusiness Is Gonna Launch in Michigan

Michigan has taken an innovative approach to getting more entrepreneurs involved in the state’s marijuana industry—Microbusinesses, self-contained businesses that do not interact with the rest of the marijuana market. 

Tue
06
Oct

All Eyes On Michigan As State’s New Cannabis Market Booms

In December of 2019, Michigan became the tenth state in the U.S. to legalize adult-use cannabis. Less than a year in, it’s already outpaced Nevada to become the fifth highest-grossing state for cannabis sales and is on track to surpass $1 billion in sales, according to data from Headset. In addition to its fast-growing new adult-use market, Michigan’s medical market is ranked #2 in the country, second only to California. Now, all eyes are on The Great Lake State as cannabis operators and investors across the U.S. seek to claim their share of this high-potential market.

A Strong Medical Market Paved the Way

Though Michigan’s recreational market is still less than a year old, medical cannabis has been legal in the state since 2008. 

Mon
28
Sep

Michigan May Be The Next State To Clear Cannabis Convictions

Potentially hundreds of thousands of Michiganders could soon be in line to have previous marijuana offenses expunged, thanks to a sweeping legislative package that is on the verge of becoming law.

A total of six bills are heading to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk after clearing the final round of approval in the legislature, and all would significantly change the criminal records of many in the state. And the effort to wipe clean the records of some who were previously busted for pot comes in the wake of Michigan voters approving a measure to legalize recreational marijuana use in 2018. 

Thu
24
Sep

Are There Any States That Restrict CBD Products?

The most lenient states permit consumers to purchase almost every CBD type irrespective of its source or intended use.

As of 2018, all 50 states have officially legalized the use of hemp-based CBD products. In the United States, governing officials initially classified CBD, hemp, and marijuana as harmful substances. However, recent medical insight encouraged federal authorities to legalize industrial hemp and CBD on a national level.

For routine CBD consumers, legalization may be good news. Though CBD-based products are manufactured and distributed throughout the United States, you’ll need to remember that each state has set its own rules regarding CBD use.

Thu
24
Sep

As Michigan's marijuana industry booms, the state wants to address a lack of diversity in ownership

It’s a lucrative business in Michigan. The marijuana industry is breaking records and is projected to hit a billion dollars in sales by the end of the year. However, the state is seeing less marijuana dispensary owners of color and that’s something they want to change.

“It was a painstaking process,” said co-owner of KAHN Cannabis Co., Ron Bartell.

With marijuana sales in Michigan projected to hit $1 billion this year, it’s no surprise more people want to get involved.

“It’s a booming business. It was taboo at one point but now it’s very mainstream,” Bartell said.

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