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

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

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...

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2018 Proposal Language

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...

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