Recreational marijuana sales in Michigan crack $200 million in 2020

Michigan’s recreational marijuana industry has reached another milestone.

Nearly seven full months into 2020, Michigan’s adult-use cannabis industry has sold more than $200 million in recreational marijuana products.

Since adult-use sales began, sales numbers have been rising nearly every week.


Michigan: Marijuana prices down, demand surging across state

With recreational marijuana introduced locally, the industry is becoming more of an influence in the state’s economy reports WOOD-TV 8.

The state’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency shows that prices are falling, while sales are on the rise.


U.S. coin shortage has Michigan dispensary trading rolls of pennies for pot

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many shortages in the U.S., such as a lack of


The price of pot has been steadily decreasing in Michigan

As Michigan's marijuana industry blooms, prices of both medical and recreational marijuana have steadily dropped.

According to the latest reporting from the state's Marijuana Regulatory Agency, the price per ounce of recreational marijuana was $516.21 in December, when the sales first started, and dropped to $409.76 in May, the most recent month that MRA reported. Meanwhile, medical marijuana was $267.30 per ounce in December and dropped to $251.50 in May. 


Michigan’s Cannabis Industry Licensed To Grow Half A Million Plants

Cannabis cultivators in Michigan have amassed the licenses necessary to grow more than half a million plants, leading to a surge in legal marijuana sales even as prices drop in the state. 

As of July 13, medical marijuana and adult-use cannabis cultivators were licensed to grow 511,500 plants, according to media reports of data released by the state’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency. That’s an increase of 20% from June 1, when licenses to grow 426,000 cannabis plants were active in the state.


More states allowing telehealth consults for cannabis authorization

Until recently, the term “telehealth” was known in the medical community, but not the cannabis community.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak sent the country into lockdown, medical marijuana users in many states can now check in with a health care provider by video for authorization, rather than an in-person meeting.

According to MPP.org, 31 states currently allow telemedicine for cannabis patients – 11 of which have temporarily altered their laws as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic.


Michigan: For first time, weekly recreational marijuana sales exceed medical marijuana sales

Michigan retailers sold more recreational marijuana products than medicinal for the first time last week.


Drive-through medicinal marijuana dispensary now open

On Monday, Compassionate Care by Design opened the first drive-thru medical marijuana dispensary in Southwest Michigan.

Drivers could pull into the location off Stadium Drive to pick up their marijuana prescription, just like picking up a prescription at a drive-thru pharmacy, said store manager Vanessa McKenzie.

McKenzie said this concept is to provide customers with safety, security and convenience.

"They can come through here. They can place an order, they can do a pre-order, then pull up, and grab their medicine like you’re visiting a CVS pharmacy pick up," said McKenzie.

Compassionate Care by Design has three locations in Kalamazoo County, and offers curbside pickup at the the location off Sage in Kalamazoo.


Union ‘peace agreement’ obligation erased from Michigan marijuana industry rules

While there were multiple contentious rules proposed for Michigan’s marijuana industry, one involving labor unions elicited the most passionate response at a public meeting in February.

The requirement for marijuana businesses to enter what was dubbed a “labor peace agreement” has been removed from the final version of marijuana industry rules expected to take effect June 22, Marijuana Regulatory Agency spokesman David Harns said.


Michigan Dispensaries Offer Discounts To People With Cannabis-Related Convictions

Three Michigan provisioning centers have teamed up to offer a unique discount program geared specifically toward people caught up in the trap of marijuana prohibition.

They are calling it the “Redemption Discount.”

People convicted of marijuana-related felonies will get a 10% discount, while those convicted of marijuana-related misdemeanors will get a 5% discount at the following cannabis provisioning centers:


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