Michigan

Fri
14
Dec

Michigan chocolate business giving out free cannabis with candy purchases

Recreational marijuana became legal in Michigan last week, although recreational cannabis sales are probably more than a year away. But one Michigan business has somewhat found a way to already begin selling legal marijuana, writes Joseph Misulonas. 

Fri
14
Dec

Michigan bill to ban growing marijuana at home flames out

Marijuana enthusiasts will be able to grow pot at home after all as the state Senate failed on Thursday to muster a supermajority vote to make changes to the recreational marijuana ballot proposal voters approved in the Nov. 6 election.

The biggest change in the bill proposed by Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-Grand Haven, would have dropped the provision that would allow people to grow 12 plants at home for personal use.

Meekhof said he wanted to prevent a flood of marijuana into neighborhoods by people growing their own pot, but by 8:30 p.m. Thursday, it became clear that he didn't have the three-quarters supermajority vote necessary to make changes to the ballot proposal.

Thu
13
Dec

Virginia entrepreneur wants to start marijuana gifting business in Detroit

While legal weed may be hard to find until it becomes commercially available in early 2020, it was only a matter of time before budding entrepreneurs came up with a way around Michigan’s new recreational marijuana law.

On High Road, a Boston-based online business founded and owned by Brandon Anthony, a 33-year-old Virginia native, plans to start a marijuana “gifting” service in Detroit this month.

Anthony will sell someone 21 or older a “munchie bag” filled with cookies or a muffin, candy or a T-shirt, for anywhere between $55 to $120. Along with the purchase of the bag: a gift of marijuana, no more than the 2.5 ounces allowed under Michigan law.  

Tue
11
Dec

Former Detroit Lions star denied entry into Michigan's medical marijuana industry

Many NFL players are promoting the use of medical marijuana to help deal with injuries sustained during their careers, and as a result they're also looking to start businesses in the cannabis industry.

Fri
07
Dec

As Michigan legalizes marijuana, the race is on with Illinois for 1st commercial sales in Midwest

When Michigan legalized possession of marijuana Thursday, the drug joined craft beers, perfect summers and the Upper Peninsula as tourist attractions for out-of-staters.

But Illinoisans should know that, as of now, there is nowhere they can buy marijuana legally in "Pure Michigan," as the state's tourism ads put it. Until businesses are licensed -- which could take more than a year -- the drug remains illegal to sell to the general public, illegal to consume in public and illegal to take across state lines.

Those contradictions in the law, as well as the conflict with the ongoing federal ban on pot possession, could mean real problems for both residents and visitors, opponents warned.

Fri
07
Dec

Michigan journalists pass out joints to kick off legalization

Recreational marijuana officially became legal in Michigan today. And to celebrate the occasion, staffers from a Michigan newspaper gave away free joints to lucky passersby.

City Pulse Gives Away Free Weed

Today, members of the Lansing City Pulse gave away free joints. They stood outside Lansing City Hall, which is conveniently located across from the Michigan state Capitol. The giveaway was part of a celebration in honor of Michigan’s legalization of recreational cannabis.

Fri
07
Dec

Michigan celebrates marijuana legalization, regulations still hazy

Debra Young pulled out a handful of lighters from her glittery silver purse and smacked them on the table at Cannabis Counsel on Jefferson, then she and other activists celebrated — a few smoke alarms going off amid a dense fog — the first day of legalized recreational marijuana in Michigan.

“I bought a tray off Amazon of about 50 of them and they’re already disappearing,” said Young, a 61-year-old grower and caregiver from Ferndale. “I knew (the proposal to legalize marijuana) would pass because we’ve been pushing location initiatives for the last decade and when the time came, we had the knowledge, the people and almost had the money. We pulled the trigger and here we are.” 

Fri
07
Dec

Here's what Massachusetts is planning to do with its marijuana money

Massachusetts finally began allowing recreational marijuana sales a few weeks ago, almost a year later than originally planned. And while the state may have dragged their feet in the process, they're certainly more than happy to spend that cannabis tax money, writes Joseph Misulonas. 

Thu
06
Dec

Recreational marijuana is legal today in Michigan: Here are 5 things to know before lighting up

Michigan’s recreational marijuana law, officially known as the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, goes into effect today. Well, part of it, at least.

Voters passed Proposal 1 last month, making Michigan the first Midwestern state to legalize recreational marijuana.

But not everything goes into effect right away. Here are five things you need to know before lighting up this week.

Wed
05
Dec

Pot is legal in Michigan this week, but there's nowhere to buy it

There is a lot of confusion right now regarding the legal aspects of marijuana. Let's take a look at what is actually going on. To tell you the truth, for some things nobody knows what's up. That's just the way it is right now.

For example, Andrew Brisbo, director of the state Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation, spoke about the deadline for medical marijuana facilities that lack state licenses to close. The Oct. 31 date was blocked by Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borello. At this point the state can't move on enforcing closures through the end of the year and no new date has been set. Nobody knows what happens after that.

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