What you need to know about the new roadside drug tests by Kate Wells, 11/8/17

Michigan Radio: Starting today, law enforcement in five counties are piloting a new roadside drug test that analyzes saliva swabs for marijuana, opioids, meth, and other drugs above a certain threshold.  For more information:...

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Marijuana on the Michigan Ballot: It’s Going Down November 7th

The battle for marijuana heats up in Michigan on November 7 when voters hit the polls. While citizens won’t have a chance yet to vote on recreational marijuana—whose proposal by the Committee to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) has reached the 300,000 signature mark—they will have the opportunity to vote on two separate proposals put forth by the Citizens for Sensible Cannabis...

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Week in Review: Michigan’s pricey plan, marijuana capital raises jump, PA grower gets thumbs up by B.Schaneman, J. Schroyer and O. Sacirbey 10/20/17

“Michigan regulators propose steep capital requirements for medical marijuana businesses, cannabis funding deals skyrocket,….Matt Abel, a Detroit cannabis attorney, views the “trial balloon” rules as “absolutely” a barrier to entry for those seeking a license. If approved, he added, they could stifle competition by keeping small players out of the market…” For more...

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While marijuana remains banned, WADA reverses course on hemp-derived compound CBD by Marissa Payne 10/5/17

UFC star Nate Diaz can soon breath a sigh of relief in between draws from his vape pen. Late last month, the World Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD, an anti-inflammatory compound derived from cannabis, from its 2018 prohibited substances list. “Cannabidiol is no longer prohibited,” WADA said in a Sept. 29 statement, warning, however, that THC, the chemical compound in cannabis that can...

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Pot shop closes as state targets dispensaries by Michael Gerstein, Det News 9/8/17

Despite Bailey’s claim that current dispensaries are illegal, the state has allowed such businesses to operate under the radar since Michigan voters approved a referendum in 2008 to allow marijuana for medical use. A spokesman for the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs previously declined to say whether the state Medical Marihuana Licensing Board or LARA have the authority to close...

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Sen. Cory Booker’s Marijuana Bill Is Really About Social Justice by MONTEREY BUD 8/2/17

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced game-changing legislation to amend the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). If passed, the bill would eliminate marijuana from the CSA, purge federal marijuana convictions, and punish those states that have cultivated racial inequality via marijuana-related arrests and/or incarceration. Mindful of the damage done by the ill-conceived decades-long...

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Establishing Standards by Matthew Abel | July 6, 2017

Establishing StandardsThe popularity of concentrates is on the rise, and so are the regulatory standards of the industry The market of medical cannabis oils, waxes and concentrates is developing and maturing in Michigan. It seems that nationwide, concentrates continue to be a major growth area for the cannabis industry. Sales of those products are up over 25 percent in some states, and Michigan...

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