Michigan pot proposal stymied by signature stalemate

May 16, 2016: Jonathan Oosting, Detroit News Lansing Bureau 1:24 p.m. EDT May 12, 2016 Lansing — An increasingly long-shot effort to put a marijuana legalization measure on Michigan’s 2016 ballot suffered another setback Thursday, when the Board of State Canvassers deadlocked on a policy … [Read more...]

Proposed city marijuana ordinance under scrutiny

May 16, 2016: Eric Lacy, Lansing State Journal 9:55 p.m. EDT May 13, 2016 Interim City Attorney F. Jospeh Abood reviews 28 questions, concerns in a meeting that drew about 50 people. Law Department to meet with Police Department next week to discus enforcement issues LANSING -- A medical … [Read more...]

Michigan House votes to study marijuana limit for drivers

April 26, 2016: The Michigan House moved Tuesday to get a recommendation on setting a legal limit for driving under the influence of marijuana. LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House moved Tuesday to get a recommendation on setting a legal limit for driving under the influence of … [Read more...]

NORML ‘abruptly’ loses donation processing services: Is marijuana prejudice to blame?

March 7, 2016: Is “prejudice against marijuana” to blame for NORML’s financial services termination? The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), one of the oldest and largest nonprofit, pro-marijuana legalization public interest lobbies in the United States, has … [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 Bill For Protecting Michigan Workers With Medical Marijuana Cards Introduced

December 28, 2015: Some Democrats in the state House say people shouldn’t be fired for having a medical marijuana card.  Jake Neher reports. Medical marijuana could be a big topic of discussion for state lawmakers in 2016.  Bills in the state Senate would create protections for … [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...]

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...]

Gr. Rapids pot law stands after high court takes a pass

December 12, 2015: GRAND RAPIDS — The Michigan Supreme Court won’t intervene in a dispute over a Grand Rapids law that makes possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil offense similar to a traffic ticket. In an order released Saturday, the court declined to take an appeal from … [Read more...]

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