Michigan

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09
Jun

Taxing Marijuana: Which Recreational States Levy The Highest Taxes?

American attitudes towards the legalization of marijuana have shifted in the last few years. In 2019, 66% of Americans say the use of marijuana should be legal, which represents a stark difference from the 33% of Americans who supported the measure in 2009.

As a result, a growing number of states have legalized recreational marijuana. Nine states are currently selling marijuana recreationally and several other states have legalized marijuana but are still setting up the retail and tax structure. 

Tue
08
Jun

Southwest Michigan’s economy is growing, thanks to…growing

The economic picture is getting high in Southwest Michigan, thanks in great part to the marijuana industry.

New businesses in empty factories. Busy storefronts. Tens of thousands of dollars in tax revenues. The marijuana business is big in Southwest Michigan.

The South Bend Tribune reports that a number of factories and storefronts that had been forced to close their doors when redevelopment efforts came up short have found new life since the state legalized marijuana.

Tue
08
Jun

A Cannabis Conviction Expungement Fair Comes to Michigan

Now that Michigan has legally approved the process of expunging past cannabis convictions, it’s time to put plans into action and get some of these past convictions overturned. In order to do so, the state held its first expungement fair last Wednesday to help clear records in record time.

Fri
04
Jun

With $20M to spend on marijuana research for veteran care, Michigan seeks proposals

Researchers studying the efficacy of marijuana treatments for veterans’ mental health now have access to $20 million in marijuana tax revenue to fund clinical trials.

 

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued a request for proposals for the 2021 Veteran Marijuana Research Grant Program on Tuesday, June 1. The deadline for proposals is Friday, July 16.

 

When Michigan voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2018, they mandated that “until 2022 or for at least two years” $20 million in marijuana tax revenue should go to research.

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13
May
Mon
26
Apr

Marijuana is a billion dollar industry in Michigan, safety concerns loom

Michigan reported more than $10 million in marijuana sales on April 20, 2021, an unofficial holiday for marijuana enthusiasts, and single-day sales were up nearly 200% from 2020.

Experts said the $1 billion industry showed no sign on slowing down in Michigan, which became the first state in the Midwest to start selling recreational marijuana in December 2019.

Mon
26
Apr

The cannabis tourist's guide to legal US states

As more and more states decriminalize cannabis and legalize recreational use for adults, cannabis tourism is on the rise. Much as one might sample Seattle's famous coffee scene or check out the craft beer in hop capitals like Denver, Colorado and Bend, Oregon, visitors to legal states are dipping a toe into the local culture and sampling regional varietals of bud.

But knowing what the rules about purchasing and consuming cannabis are in different states can be a little tricky. Just in the past year, a slew of new states have sprung for legal cannabis legislation, including Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Arizona, Montana, South Dakota and New Mexico. 

Fri
23
Apr

Why Michigan's cannabis 'clean slate' law doesn't go far enough

In 2018, Michigan voters approved legalizing cannabis for adults age 21 and older, including possession, use, and cultivation. But what about all the people with previous criminal records for the very same activity now deemed legal?

Thu
15
Apr

Understanding the cannabis laws in Michigan

Cannabis is now legal in Michigan, but there are some hazy aspects of the new law. Let's clear the air and define what has become legal in the state and what was outlawed in 2020.

Both recreational and medical cannabis are legal in Michigan. The products for therapeutic purposes were legalized in 2008, making Michigan the 13th state that allows it for medical treatment. Cannabis for recreational use was passed in 2018. Its licensed sales started in 2019, and they're expected to grow this year.

Tue
13
Apr

Here's how you can get your marijuana-related criminal convictions expunged in Michigan

More than two years after Michigan voters approved marijuana for adult use, residents convicted of many pot-related crimes that have now been legalized have an opportunity to expunge them from their records.

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