Michigan

Sat
19
Sep

Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced In Michigan

I receive the following legislative alert:

Yesterday, Rep. Jeff Irwin introduced HB 4877, a bill that would end marijuana prohibition in Michigan and treat cannabis similarly to alcohol. Marijuana prohibition is just as destructive, costly, and ineffective as alcohol prohibition, and it’s time for Michigan to choose a better path.

Please take a moment to encourage your representative and senator to support HB 4877.

Mon
14
Sep

7 States That Would Earn the Most Money by Legalizing Marijuana

Some of us are still processing this whole marijuana legalization deal. For many people, it’s kind of hard to believe legalization is actually really happening — it’s no longer simply a topic of discussion marijuana smokers debate over, it’s right here and right now. Imagine going back in time and telling yourself 10 or 15 years ago that in 2015, recreational pot would be legal in four states — and even Washington D.C.

Mon
14
Sep

Marijuana-only Lounges on the Horizon?

Envision a day when you might stroll into a facility, something like a bar or a coffee house, have a seat at a table or possibly on a couch, and illuminate a joint.

Far-fetched? Maybe not so much. There was recently a movement afoot in Denver to obtain an initiative on the Nov. 3, 2015 tally; nevertheless, the effort was withdrawn on Sept. 3 so it will not be seeing the light of day this year.

Mon
14
Sep

Drive-through marijuana shops worry officials in Detroit

DETROIT — With some medical-marijuana stores in Detroit now offering drive-through purchasing, the city's marketplace for medical pot has spiraled out of control and needs to be regulated, Mayor Mike Duggan said.

Dozens of dispensaries line 8 Mile and other major thoroughfares in the city, and a Free Press investigation found that at least three offer drive-through service.

Sun
13
Sep

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is not pleased with drive-through marijuana dispensaries

In addition to dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries lining busy areas and major thoroughfares in Detroit, at least three dispensaries now offer drive-through service, according to a Detroit Free Press investigation.

That’s got Mayor Mike Duggan concerned, as reported by USA Today.

As City Council gets ready to debate medical marijuana industry regulations next week, Mayor Duggan is stressing a sense of urgency about medical marijuana spiraling out of control in Detroit.

Sat
12
Sep

Detroit Is Drafting Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulations

The current state of medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan reminds me a lot of how things were in Oregon before the Oregon Legislature passed medical marijuana dispensary regulations in 2013. Medical marijuana dispensaries have existed for quite awhile now in Michigan, just as they did in Oregon well before 2013. Medical marijuana dispensaries are here to stay in Michigan, which is something that city leaders in Detroit seem to be recognizing because it sounds like they are drafting rules to regulate such establishments. Per Marijuana Business Daily:

Sat
12
Sep

Weekly US Cannabis Spot Price Index

September 11, 2015 – U.S. Cannabis Spot Index up fractionally to $2,133.  The national price may be at—or close to—its seasonal high.

Fri
11
Sep

Marijuana Legalization 2015: Michigan Wants Legal Weed, Poll Finds

A majority of Michigan voters want to legalize recreational marijuana, but they can't agree on how to make it happen, according to a new poll. Nearly 56 percent of Michigan voters supported legalization efforts, while 40 percent were against legal marijuana, a Michigan Public Radio Poll released Thursday found.

Thu
10
Sep

New Poll Shows 56% Support Marijuana Legalization in Michigan

LANSING– Clarity about the support enjoyed by Michigan’s dueling legalization of marijuana ballot proposals was gained via a new poll released on September 8.

The Poll, conducted by Public Sector Consulting (PSC) and Michigan Radio, yielded an overall 55.7% Support for legalizing the adult use of marijuana in Michigan, with 40.2% Opposed and 4.2% Unsure. The poll involved 600 registered Michigan voters who identified themselves as Very Likely to vote in the 2016 Presidential elections.

Wed
09
Sep

Tim Ratliff: Take common sense approach to marijuana regulation

Marijuana.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

As a lifelong Michigan resident, small-business owner, and friend to people whose lives have been changed by medical marijuana, I am deeply concerned about the inability for registered patients to safely access this potentially life-saving medication.

For the past seven years, the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, approved overwhelmingly by Michigan’s voters in 2008, has provided some protections for patients, but not for the caregivers or the businesses who serve them.

I am sure we agree that patients, due to their serious illness, deserve to use medical marijuana as a complementary therapy.

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