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

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...

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

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...

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

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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