Pot credit union begs for access to nation’s banks

December 29, 2015: Ban forces producers to operate cash-only DENVER — The booming marijuana industry went to a federal judge Monday seeking an answer to the problem that has vexed business owners trying to emerge from the black market: Now that pot is legal and taxed in some states, why … [Read more...]

Michigan medical marijuana regulation vote postponed after heated debate

December 9, 2015: Michigan’s Senate Judiciary Committee had planned to vote Tuesday on a package of bills to regulate the state’s medical marijuana industry, but after a long, heated debate, two committee members had to leave early to attend a funeral and the vote was postponed, as … [Read more...]

Medical pot regulations face pushback in Senate hearing, military vet tossed in heated exchange

December 8, 2015: LANSING, MI — Medical marijuana activists spoke out Tuesday against a proposal to license and tax dispensaries, arguing the legislation would drive up patient prices and force out registered caregivers. A lengthy debate in the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee ended … [Read more...]

Medical marijuana may go the way of alcohol in Michigan Senate

December 8, 2015: LANSING, MI — Michigan would create a tiered system for medical marijuana growers, distributors and retailers under evolving legislation up for a likely vote Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said Monday medical pot bills approved … [Read more...]

Michigan police propose changes to medical pot dispensary bill, end of caregiver model

November 11, 2015: LANSING, MI — Michigan law enforcement officials are not fully backing plans to overhaul the state's medical marijuana system, but unlike last year, they aren't standing in the way of proposed legislation. "While law enforcement cannot support any legislation that by … [Read more...]

Detroit to hold public hearing on new medical marijuana rules

October 29, 2015: The Detroit City Planning Commission is holding a public hearing on proposed medical marijuana zoning regulations at 5:30 p.m. today at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Ave. The commission could vote at the meeting to recommend approval of the ordinance … [Read more...]

Southfield approves zoning for medical marijuana facilities

SOUTHFIELD — The City Council approved a zoning ordinance that will allow the creation of medical marijuana facilities within the city. The ordinance was approved 5-0 at the council’s regular meeting Feb. 23. Councilman Sid Lantz was not at the meeting. City Planner Terry Croad told the … [Read more...]

Monroe continues marijuana moratorium

Medical marijuana growers and dispensers will have to wait at least another year before trying to open up shop in Monroe. The Monroe City Council Monday night extended its moratorium on that activity due to the concern over the legality of growing and selling the drug. Under the … [Read more...]

MI AG invited to weigh in on constitutionality of marijuana transportation law

In 2014, various district court judges throughout Michigan have dismissed criminal cases against individuals charged with violating a 2012 law which penalizes unauthorized methods of transporting marijuana. The marijuana transportation law is, however, currently being enforced in other Michigan … [Read more...]

Lawmakers a no-show to medical marijuana tour

SIDNEY, Mich.– State lawmakers are considering changes to Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act. The measures would not legalize marijuana, but would help caregivers take care of their patients. One man from West Michigan invited all 38 senators to his house to educate them on the positives that … [Read more...]

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