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Marijuana legalization: Rohrabacher [R-Calif] bill would protect states from federal crackdowns on pot by Nicole Duran 3/27/17

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., wants Congress to help states and the cannabis industry take the next step in the legalization process by preventing the federal government from superseding state laws regarding marijuana. For more information:...

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Medical marijuana grower: ‘This [Michigan] is the new frontier’ by Lonnie Huhman 3/26/17

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in News | 1 comment

FAIRFIELD TWP. — Traditional farming in Lenawee County does not include medical marijuana. For Aaron Westbrook, marijuana may be a different crop, but he believes he’s just carrying on the tradition his family started 90 years ago. For the past six years, Westbrook has grown medical marijuana at his Greentree Farms in Fairfield Township. He’s a licensed caregiver for five medical marijuana patients here in Lenawee County. “To me this is a new frontier for farming in Michigan,” Westbrook, 58, said. For more...

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3 former pro athletes to talk about marijuana after 2017 Hash Bash by Ryan Stanton 3/24/17

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in News | 0 comments

ANN ARBOR, MI – As the Hash Bash returns to Ann Arbor, a trio of former pro athletes is coming to town to promote medical cannabis. For more information: http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2017/03/3_former_pro_athletes_to_talk.html

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Senator Coleman Young Jr of Michigan with Tommy Chong at Cannabis Counsel, P.L.C. Law Firm 3/19/17

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in News | 0 comments

thecompassionchroniclesSenator Coleman Young Jr of Michigan with Tommy Chong at an early Sunday morning brunch and meet and greet at Cannabis Counsel, P.L.C. Law Firm in Detroit, Michigan on 3/19/17. 

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Embracing the Majority Michigan is ready to develop its cannacultural areas by Matthew Abel Culture Magazine 3/2/17

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

As the cannabis industry is maturing into a more organized and professional mode, in legalized states we are beginning to see growers include a designation of place of origin for bud and various extracts and infused products. This emerging sophistication in the cannabis industry is using district appellations to designate growing locations, similar to those used in the wine industry. Michigan has four recognized American viticultural areas: Fennville, Lake Michigan Shore, Leelanau Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula. It likely will have...

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Extra Enforcement Govenor Snyder’s $9 million budget for medical cannabis enforcement causes mixed feelings by Benjamin M. Adams Culture Magazine MI 3/2/17

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Ever since the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act became law in 2008, several attempts have been made by lawmakers to clarify how medical cannabis will be organized, licensed, enforced and distributed throughout the state of Michigan. The passing of Public Acts 281, 282 and 283 (formerly HB-4209, 4210 and 4287) last September by Michigan Govenor Rick Snyder heralded a new era where nearly every facet of the industry is regulated by the state government. As Michigan’s medical cannabis industry continues to grow, Governor Rick Snyder has proposed...

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‘Something’s going to have to give’: An untenable conflict between feds, legalized states by Allicia Wallace 3/6/17

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Marijuana in the age of Trump, Part 1: Cannabis businesses, legalization forces prepare to fight as ground shifts beneath their feet. For more info: http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/03/06/trump-marijuana-legalization-industry-lobbyists/74960/

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Local officials gear up for new medical marijuana laws by Danielle Woodward 3/4/17

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in News | 0 comments

TRAVERSE CITY — Brandon Montemayor is satisfied with his decision to open a medical marijuana collective in Traverse City. Superior Genetics has enjoyed steady business growth since opening in October, said Montemayor, who described the city’s approval process to open the collective as one of the best he’s experienced. Montemayor hopes for more growth come December, when he can apply for a provisioning center license under Michigan’s new medical marijuana laws that redefine statewide use and local regulation of the drug....

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Fund company files for first-ever marijuana-based ETF by Ryan Vlastelica Published: 2/18/17

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in News | 0 comments

A new fund could be lighting up in investor portfolios soon. In what would be a first for the exchange-traded fund industry, a marijuana-based ETF could soon begin trading. The ETF Managers Trust on Thursday filed paperwork with regulators, referring to the fund as Emerging AgroSphere ETF. The fund wouldn’t track marijuana as a commodity, but instead invest in medical marijuana companies involved in the production or sale of products derived from hemp. It would also buy companies which are in the supply chain of either of those...

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Bipartisan Lawmakers Form Congressional Cannabis Caucus by TG Branfalt Portrait TG Branfalt 2/17/17

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in News | 0 comments

A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers from states with adult-use cannabis laws have come together to form the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, hoping to embolden support for normalizing the industry on the federal level. For more information: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/bipartisan-lawmakers-form-congressional-cannabis-caucus/

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