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

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in News | 0 comments

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 fantastic,” said Marvin Marvin (yes, that’s his name), senior activist for Michigan. It’s a day many people were looking forward to, the...

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

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in News | 0 comments

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 Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, said he planned to “roll a big fattie and smoke it at midnight,” when Michigan’s...

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

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018 in News | 0 comments

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 Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, said he planned to “roll a big fattie and smoke it at midnight,” when Michigan’s...

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As Michigan legalizes marijuana, the race is on with Illinois for 1st commercial sales in Midwest 12/6/18

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Robert McCoppinContact ReporterChicago Tribune When Michigan legalizes possession of marijuana Thursday, the drug will join craft beers, perfect summers and the Upper Peninsula as tourist attractions for out-of-staters. For more information:...

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Legalization of Hemp Could Be First Step for Federal Marijuana Protections 12/4/2018

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in News | 0 comments

By Susan Milligan, Senior Writer ATTENTION, MARIJUANA fans: Don’t light up that celebratory doobie just yet. But a long pot-hostile Congress appears headed toward acceptance of a substance more states are deeming legal for medicinal and even recreational purposes. The 2018 farm bill includes language allowing farmers to grow hemp, a plant that is from the same cannabis family as marijuana but with just a trace of the tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, that provides the “high.” And pot legalization proponents are optimistic that...

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2018 Proposal Language

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 in News | 0 comments

INITIATION OF LEGISLATION  An initiation of legislation to allow under state law the personal possession and use of marihuana by persons 21 years of age or older; to provide for the lawful cultivation and sale of marihuana and industrial hemp by persons 21 years of age or older; to permit the taxation of revenue derived from commercial marihuana facilities; to permit the promulgation of administrative rules; and to prescribe certain penalties for violations of this act. For more information:...

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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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