Michigan

Fri
05
Apr

Michigan impaired driving committee recommends not setting limits for THC levels

A group commissioned in Michigan to study the effects cannabis has on driving has told the state that it should not impose limits on the amount of THC found in a driver’s body.

The Impaired Driving Safety Committee, made up of six members appointed by then Governor Rick Snyder, made the recommendation last week in a report following two years of research and conducting roadside tests with the Michigan State Police. The committee included forensic toxicology, cannabis pharmacology, and traffic safety professionals as well as a medical cannabis patient and law enforcement.

Wed
03
Apr

Many Michigan communities have decided to ban cannabis stores

Nearly 1 in every 8 communities in Michigan have decided not to allow cannabis businesses and retail stores within their limits.

A large number of communities in Michigan decided to opt out of the recreational marijuana market, for now.

Roughly 400 Michigan communities decided that the wording on the ballot was way too liberal for them to allow businesses to operate there.

Namely, the wording on the ballot says that communities can either prohibit businesses entirely or limit the number of licenses available for businesses.

The ballot didn’t clearly define if communities can accept some categories of licenses and reject others, which is why they preventively opted out.

Tue
02
Apr

Michigan Judge blocks officials from closing unlicensed cannabis dispensaries

Michigan regulators keep trying to shut down the state’s unlicensed medical cannabis businesses. But Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borrello keeps blocking them. On Thursday, Judge Borrello signed his latest restraining order against the enforcement of a dispensary licensing deadline. Since regulators began attempting to curtail unlicensed dispensary operations in September 2018, the deadline has been pushed back several times.

Tue
02
Apr

Michigan commission recommends no limit on THC in drivers’ bodies

A Michigan commission tasked with studying the effects of cannabis on driving has recommended that the state not impose limits on the amount of THC that can be present in drivers’ bodies. The Impaired Driving Safety Committee issued the recommendation in a report that was released last week after spending nearly two years exploring the issue. The panel of six members appointed by former Gov. Rick Snyder reviewed published scientific research and conducted roadside tests with the Michigan State Police to complete its work. Members of the committee include a medical marijuana patient and law enforcement, forensic toxicology, cannabis pharmacology, and traffic safety professionals.

Mon
01
Apr

Adding CBD oil to food and drinks is illegal, Michigan officials say

Officials are advising Michigan residents that food and drinks infused with CBD oil aren’t quite legal yet.

“Being decriminalized and being legal are two different things,” said Josh Colton, a Michigan lawyer who recently started his own practice, The Hemp Law Group.

Wed
27
Mar

Michigan's legal marijuana market will be uncompetitive with illegal dealers

With medical marijuana approved by Michigan voters in 2008 and recreational use winning the nod at the polls this past November, the industry is up and booming in the wolverine state. Detroit residents, for example, enjoy the services of dozens of marijuana home-delivery businesses.

Fri
22
Mar

Michigan medical marijuana board inundated with applications before deadline

There was a mad scramble at the Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensing Board meeting Thursday, as about 50 unlicensed medical marijuana businesses have just 10 days before the state orders them to shut down.
Wed
20
Mar

Michigan: Proposed changes to medical marijuana rules worry some caregivers, dispensary owners

“The state will vote on that resolution Thursday. Now if it passes dispensaries like this one in Ypsilanti tell me they’re worried they’re going to end up paying a lot more for product they once bought directly from caregivers.”

Owner of Sticky Ypsi Jake Abraham says all of his product now, is from caregivers — personal growers allowed 72 plants for up to 6 patients. Abraham buys their excess product.

If the state’s medical marijuana licensing board approves a resolution from LARA- the state’s regulatory arm, the excess product would first need to go to a licensed grower and processor to be state tested.

“I’ll have to overpay for my product and it will be about half the quality of what I’m getting now.”

Tue
19
Mar

Selection of THC-infused products to launch in Michigan provisioning centres by month’s end

Dixie Brands Inc. has executed a definitive agreement with Michigan’s Choice Labs that will see a selection of THC-infused products available for sale in the state’s provisioning centres by the end of the month.

The agreement—which runs for 10 years, with two five year options to renew—relates to the joint venture licensing agreement the two companies announced on Feb. 6, 2019, notes a statement from Dixie Brands, a consumer packaged goods company that services the cannabis industry. Choice Labs, for its part, is a medical cannabis company licensed by the State of Michigan to grow, process and sell cannabis.

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