Bill would legalize recreational marijuana use in Michigan

February 26, 2016: LANSING — A state lawmaker has introduced legislation to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Michigan, a move he says will free up police to “focus on violent and property crimes.’’ Introduced by state Sen. Coleman A. Young II, D-Detroit, the bill is being … [Read more...]

Drug testing bill would treat ‘people as guinea pigs,’ Michigan attorney says

February 25, 2016: A bill designed to help catch more people driving under the influence of drugs would treat people like "guinea pigs," an attorney opposed to the legislation says. The bill, which passed the Michigan Senate last month, would allow the Michigan State Police to run a pilot … [Read more...]

New Study Confirms That Cannabis Can Help Migraine Sufferers

January 20, 2016: Cannabis has long been used for the treatment of migraines, but only in recent years have scientists closed in on the reasons why. A new study published this week from Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado looked at the effects of … [Read more...]

Bill to change medical marijuana law impacts employers

January 17, 2016: LANSING — In November 2009, a Michigan man named Joseph Casias was fired from his job at a Battle Creek Walmart store after a drug test he'd taken during treatment for a workplace knee injury came back positive for marijuana. Earlier that year, Casias received a card … [Read more...]

Pilot program eyes pot-DUI devices

January 10, 2016: At least one of these devices is in every single troop across Colorado After getting arrested on suspicion of driving while high, some Colorado suspects are also being asked by select Colorado State Patrol troopers, "Would you like to be a volunteer in our DUI marijuana pilot … [Read more...]

Medical marijuana lawyers want state crime lab moved out of Michigan State Police

December 28, 2015: A group of criminal defense attorneys says the Michigan State Police (MSP) should no longer oversee the state crime lab. “We in Michigan accept the idea we’ve got a Michigan State Police crime lab. That is inherently problematic. But we accept it, because that’s how … [Read more...]

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...]

US Postal Service says mailing marijuana ads is illegal

December 21, 2015: PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service says it's illegal to mail materials containing advertising for marijuana products, even in states that have legalized the federally controlled substance. The policy statement released this week comes in response to a letter … [Read more...]

Pot Is More Accessible Than Ever – And Guess What? Teen Use Is Going Down

December 16, 2015: The Monitoring the Future Study is out, and it suggests fears of an upsurge in teen toking in the wake of legalization are unfounded By Phillip Smith The University of Michigan's annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey of teen drug use was released today and shows that … [Read more...]

MILegalize extending its petition deadline till June

December 15, 2015: Lansing group aims to put marijuana-legislation question on statewide ballots next year A Lansing-based group collecting signatures to get a marijuana-legalization question on statewide ballots next year says it’s extending its petition campaign past a previous deadline of … [Read more...]

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