Canceled meeting means more delays for medical marijuana licenses 6/8/18

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in News | 0 comments

By Kathleen Gray, DFP LANSING — The Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensing Board was supposed to give out the first licenses to cannabis businesses next week. But those businesses will have to wait another month before they can open their doors after Monday’s meeting was cancelled on Friday….  “‘The Legislature should change the law and do away with the board altogether,’ said Matthew Abel, a lawyer [of Cannabis Counsel, P.L.C. Law Firm] and executive director of the Michigan chapter of the National Organization...

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Hightimes: Michigan’s Legalization Efforts Have an Unlikely Champion: Republicans

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Michigan Republicans are surprising their constituents and rivals by supporting marijuana legalization. Published on May 30, 2018 By Megan Frye   Some Michigan Republicans seem to be hoping to curb voter turnout in their favor by legalizing marijuana before it has the chance to appear on the state’s November ballot. The Republican-dominated state Legislature has until June 5 to decide whether to pass the measure, which would not require the governor’s signature. If legal weed moves forward without a public vote, it would also be...

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Chart: US marijuana industry’s economic impact could hit $80 billion by 2022

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in News | 0 comments

May 29, 2018, by Eli McVey “The U.S cannabis industry could pump nearly $80 billion on an annual basis into the nation’s economy by 2022, a staggering figure that highlights the true reach of the marijuana industry. This data is particularly valuable to marijuana businesses looking to show the benefits of legalization to legislators and policymakers.”  For more information:...

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Cannabis Industry Delivers 100,000+ Jobs And Billions In Tax Revenue by 5/22/18

Posted by on May 29, 2018 in News | 0 comments

by Julie Weed “Jobs are growing in the cannabis sector and the so are the businesses offering them. 125,000-160,000 people work full-time in the legal marijuana industry according to Chris Walsh, industry analyst and Editorial Vice President of MJBizDaily. That includes growers, processors, sellers and those that service and supply those companies. There are more marijuana sector employees than librarians or kindergarten teachers in the United States Walsh said.”  For more...

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The 3 Factors That Could Determine Your Success in the Cannabis Industry 5/16/18

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Javier Hasse VIP Contributor The following excerpt is from The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. and Javier Hasse’s book Start Your Own Cannabis Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound This article is part of our series on How to Start a Cannabis Business. We seek to promote financial inclusion through cannabis. In previous articles, we’ve looked into numerous aspects of getting into the marijuana industry, including questions you should ask yourself before jumping in and where to find funding. If,...

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Michigan Considers 10 New Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana, 5/7/2018

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in News | 0 comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan regulator will consider an advisory board’s recommendation to add autism and other conditions to a list of allowable medical conditions for the use of marijuana. The review panel Friday recommended including 10 conditions. They are obsessive compulsive disorder, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, spinal cord injury, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Parkinson’s, Tourette Syndrome, autism and chronic pain. State Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Director Shelly Edgerton has until...

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Marijuana legalization ballot drive is certified in Michigan

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in News | 2 comments

By Associated Press, Carla Bayron | Posted: Thu 5:40 AM, Apr 26, 2018  |  Updated: Thu 10:42 AM, Apr 26, 2018 LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s elections board says organizers of a ballot drive to legalize marijuana for recreation use collected enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. The Board of State Canvassers’ ruling Thursday means the measure will first go to the Republican-led Legislature. Lawmakers could enact it or let it proceed to a statewide vote. Josh Hovey, a spokesperson for The...

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Lapeer: Medical marijuana dispensary prospects will have 15 days to submit their applications

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Medical marijuana dispensary prospects will have 15 days to submit their applications BY JEFF HOGAN 810-452-2640 • *protected email* LAPEER — Thursday evening’s special meeting of the Lapeer City Commission was the shortest meeting city officials have held in more than a year on the topic of medical marijuana, but it may have been the most important. Continue...

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Mistrial declared for Denver cannabis church leaders charged with open and public marijuana consumption

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in News | 2 comments

By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff “‘I’ve never seen that,’ the defendants’ attorney Warren C. Edson said of the array of people that questioned the prosecution’s legal theory during jury selection. ‘Hopefully this is a wake-up call for the city that this (case) isn’t the open-and-shut matter that they think that it is.’ “One member of the jury pool questioned why seven police detectives were on the prosecution’s witness list for a misdemeanor marijuana case. “Another said he didn’t...

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Cocktails and Conversation: Haberman for US Congress

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in News | 1 comment

Please join Matthew Abel, Barton Morris, Michael Komorn, and Bricks and Mortar Group as we introduce Daniel Haberman for Congress. A networking event to discuss federal cannabis policy, congressional politics and meet Daniel Haberman. All proceeds contributed to Haberman for US Congress RSVP: *protected email* The Elm Room at Vinotecca, 210 S Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham, MI. 48009

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