michigan

  1. Ron Strider

    Michigan Warns Against 'Temporary Cards' In Medical Marijuana Registration Process

    The state is advising Michigan residents to beware of third parties if they are seeking a medical marijuana registry card. According to a recent announcement from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Michiganders who want to register as medical marijuana patients...
  2. Ron Strider

    Company Ditches Plan To Build $20M Medical Marijuana Facility In Michigan

    TheraCann USA Benchmark has abandoned plans to build a $20 million medical marijuana plant in Kingsley. Richard Goodman, president of TheraCann USA, confirmed the decision on Wednesday, Dec. 13. He cited a variety of reasons for the decision, most notably the time it was taking to finalize...
  3. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Industry High On Prospect Of Michigan's Cannabis Market

    For Hilary Dulany, long roots in Michigan and the prospect of expanding her Oregon marijuana business are luring her back to the Great Lakes State. For Nancy Whiteman, the prospect of taking her business national has her looking for partners in Michigan. For the two women and many other...
  4. Ron Strider

    More Michigan Governor Candidates Backing Pot Legalization

    Four leading Democrats and one little-known Republican running for Michigan governor are throwing their support behind marijuana legalization ahead of a potential statewide proposal they could share the ballot with in 2018. "We've seen other states do it wrong. In Michigan, we've got a chance...
  5. Ron Strider

    Can You Be Fired In Michigan For Using Medical Marijuana

    Joseph Casias injured his knee at the Battle Creek Wal-Mart where he worked in 2009. Per company policy, he took a drug test. It came back positive. Casias had been using marijuana at home to treat pain from sinus cancer and an inoperable brain tumor. The American Civil Liberties Union...
  6. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana In Michigan

    Whether you call it pot, weed, or marijuana, it's considered medicine in Michigan and nearly two dozen other states and has been legalized in multiple states as well. It can be smoked, eaten, and even made into a drink. Despite states legalizing small amounts, it's still the most common...
  7. Ron Strider

    130-Acre Medical Marijuana Development Park Opening In Michigan

    WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, MICH. October 17, 2017—Windsor Township, located west of Lansing in Eaton County, will be home to the largest medical marijuana development east of the Mississippi, dubbed Harvest Park. When fully developed, it will provide up to 1,000 new Michigan jobs in the medical...
  8. Ron Strider

    Northern Michigan University Offers Marijuana Degree: "Not Easy At All"

    A university in Michigan is offering an unusual degree – in marijuana. Northern Michigan University in Marquette began its medical plant chemistry program this semester, with about a dozen students in the first class, the Detroit Free Press reported . The program combines chemistry, biology...
  9. Ron Strider

    Northern Michigan University Offers Marijuana Degree

    A university in Michigan is offering an unusual degree – in marijuana. Northern Michigan University in Marquette began its medical plant chemistry program this semester, with about a dozen students in the first class, the Detroit Free Press reported . The program combines chemistry, biology...
  10. Ron Strider

    Michigan Offering Medical Marijuana Training For People Looking To Get Into Business

    Entrepreneurs hoping to break into Michigan's medical marijuana business will have the chance to learn how at a series of five meetings across the state next month. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has scheduled five educational meetings that will walk people...
  11. Ron Strider

    Want To Study The Business Of Marijuana? There's A Degree Program For That

    Alex Roth has gotten into the habit of pulling out his cellphone and showing skeptical friends a screen shot of the classes he'll have to take to get his bachelor of science degree from Northern Michigan University. "When they hear what my major is, there are a lot of people who say, 'Wow...
  12. Ron Strider

    MI: American University Unveils New Degree: Marijuana Chemistry

    Northern Michigan University is offering students the chance to major in a new program called medicinal plant chemistry — marijuana analysis, basically. The program is the first of its kind at a four-year university in the U.S., according to CBS Detroit. Students will take classes in chemistry...
  13. Ron Strider

    MI: Clinton Township To Host Informational Session On Medical Marijuana

    Clinton Township will sponsor an informational presentation on Michigan's new medical marijuana laws on Tuesday evening at Macomb Community College Center Campus. Three local experts will be part of the program, which concludes with comments from the public. "We've had a committee meeting...
  14. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Mapping Company Puts Up Pro-Legalization Advertisements In Michigan

    A California-based marijuana mapping company has invested in digital and physical advertising in three Michigan cities to tout the benefits of legalized marijuana. Weedmaps, a mapping and technology service for dispensaries and other marijuana services nationwide, recently started a public...
  15. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Is 9% Of All Michigan Arrests, And Other Facts On Marijuana Arrests

    In 2015, Michigan arrests for marijuana were more common than arrests for shoplifting. Police made 23,893 arrests involving marijuana in 2015, about 9% of all arrests, according to Michigan State Police data. Marijuana is the No. 1 illicit drug of choice in Michigan, experts say. An...
  16. Ron Strider

    Michiganders Could Possess The Most Marijuana In The U.S. Under Legalization Plan

    A ballot initiative to legalize marijuana would give Michigan the highest possession limits in the nation, an MLive analysis found. The language the group plans to circulate would legalize and regulate marijuana for recreational use. Those over 21 could use marijuana, but would still be...
  17. Ron Strider

    Michigan Marijuana Campaign Brings Together Activists, Investors, Tobacco Dealers

    A campaign to once again try to fully legalize marijuana in Michigan is getting big support from a Washington D.C. nonprofit activist group and from a tobacco store company that has talked of opening a chain of marijuana shops in the state. The donor list, revealed in the latest campaign...
  18. Ron Strider

    Michigan Marijuana Legalization Effort Running Ahead Of Schedule, Organizers Say

    The latest effort to let Michigan voters decide whether marijuana should be legalized is running ahead of schedule, according to organizers, with more than 100,000 signatures gathered so far to put the issue on the November ballot. A similar effort was derailed last year when proponents failed...
  19. Ron Strider

    Michigan's Marijuana Legalization Drive Hits Signature Milestone

    After a flubbed effort last year, supporters of marijuana legalization in Michigan can celebrate reaching a milestone at a posh $250-a-plate fund-raiser Thursday night. Their new petition drive has gathered 100,000 signatures in just six weeks, putting the campaign well ahead of schedule and...
  20. Ron Strider

    Michigan Drive To Legalize Marijuana Has 100,000 Petition Signatures So Far

    Organizers of a Michigan petition drive to legalize recreational use of marijuana say they're ahead of schedule to get the required number of signatures by the Nov. 22 deadline. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol has collected more than 100,000 signatures in less than seven weeks...