Meet the ex-drug cop who now helps regulate Michigan marijuana 2/8/19

Bridge Magazine In September 2017, a ballroom full of people at the Eagle Eye Golf Club north of East Lansing waited for the Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board’s third-ever meeting to begin. Many of them didn’t know what to expect from the five-person panel, gatekeeper to a medical cannabis industry that had operated in a legal gray area for years. But some knew one thing for sure:...

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‘Gray market’ marijuana businesses sprout in Michigan 1/29/19

By Amy Biolchini | *protected email* With legalized marijuana in Michigan but nowhere to buy it, a gray market for weed is taking hold. Buying chocolatescomes with a gift of marijuana in Ann Arbor. Andbuying used books in Ypsilantialso comes with a perk — a gift of weed — that promises delivery anywhere in the state. “Right now they’re filling a need that because people...

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Pot advocate John Sinclair sues state over Schedule 1 status 1/23/19

by Breana Nobel, The Detroit News Longtime marijuana advocate John Sinclair and others are suing the state of Michigan to declassify the drug as a Schedule 1 controlled substance. In the lawsuit served this week to the Michigan Board of Pharmacy and its chairwoman, Nichole Cover, the plaintiffs claim the current law that issues medical marijuana cards to patients and licenses dispensaries is...

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Whitmer administration changing tone around Michigan marijuana regulation 1-22-19 Bridge

As Michigan moves toward legal sale of recreational marijuana in 2020, new developments in pot regulation only reinforce expectation the industry will find a more sympathetic ear in Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The most obvious evidence is her backing of Proposal 1, which state voters approved in November to legalize recreational weed. But Whitmer has now weighed in on the regulatory mess...

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Legal Corner: Moving Forward: Addressing Concerns About Michigan’s Recreational Cannabis Bill 1/3/19 by Matthew Abel

By Matthew Abel By now, most people have heard that there is a new cannabis law in Michigan, officially the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA). The law just took effect on Dec. 6, 2018, so there is definitely a need for more information. This breakdown is dedicated to serve as a source for basic information, and to address a few popular questions regarding Michigan’s...

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Folks in Michigan celebrate legalization of recreational weed in big way 12/6/18

by Alan Campbell  DETROIT (WXYZ) Channel 7 News – Folks in Michigan are lighting up as the first day of smoking marijuana recreationally is legal in the state. Supporters say this day is important for the state, not only because smoking cannabis is legal but because of the endless possibilities with research and job opportunities. “Dude, it’s amazing. It’s absolutely...

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Recreational marijuana is officially legal in Michigan today 12/6/18

by Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press At 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Michigan turned green and became the 10th state in the nation to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use. But the old saying, “Smoke ’em if you got ’em,” carries many, many caveats. Matt Abel, who has been a marijuana advocate for years and is the executive director of the Michigan chapter of the National...

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