Michigan: Adult Use Legalization Measure Certified For November’s Ballot

According to statewide polling commissioned by Michigan NORML, which is a member of the Coalition, 61 percent of voters say that they intend to vote yes on the measure.

MICHIGAN: Election officials have confirmed that proponents of a statewide ballot measure, the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, have gathered a sufficient number of signatures from registered voters to place it on the electoral ballot this November. Proponents of the voter-initiated measure, The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, submitted more than 360,000 signatures in an effort to qualify it Read the full article…

Be Brave for Cannabis Campaign Ramps Up for 4/20

House Bill 4014 Signed Into Law by Governor Kate Brown

MICHIGAN: A group of pro-cannabis businesses is urging people to be brave and stand up for cannabis on April 19, 2018 in a social media campaign that will take place between 9 am and noon. Be Brave for Cannabis campaign is focused on bringing attention to issues surrounding cannabis: Helping educate the public with anecdotal stories, Read the full article…

Michigan: Support Grows For Proposed Adult Use Initiative

Michigan likes its marijuana

MICHIGAN: More than six in ten Michigan voters endorse a proposed statewide ballot initiative legalizing the adult use and sale of cannabis. According to polling data compiled by the EPIC-MRA polling research firm and commissioned by Michigan NORML, 61 percent of voters say that they would vote yes on the measure “if the election were held today.” That percentage Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Use Likely Associated With Reduced Mental Decline In HIV Patients

Cannabis Use Likely Associated With Reduced Mental Decline In HIV Patients

MICHIGAN: Cannabis use is associated with reduced neuro-inflammation in HIV patients – a result that likely reduces cognitive declines typically associated with the disease, according to clinical data published ahead of print in the journal AIDS. Investigators at Michigan State University evaluated the relationship between cannabis use and chronic brain inflammation in patients with HIV. Investigators reported that those Read the full article…

Michigan: Legalization Coalition Turns In 360,000 Signatures To Place Issue On 2018 Ballot

The initiative permits those over the age of 21 to possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis and related concentrates, while also licensing activities related to the commercial marijuana production and retail marijuana sales.

MICHIGAN: Proponents of a voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the personal use and retail sale of cannabis in Michigan have turned in more than 360,000 signatures in an effort to qualify the measure for the November 2018 ballot. Advocates must possess a total of 252,523 valid signatures from registered voters in order to place the Read the full article…

Michigan Court Puts The Lid On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

cannabis is not a gateway drug

MICHIGAN:  It looks like the state Court of Appeals has pounded another nail into the coffin of marijuana dispensaries in Michigan. A pair of West Michigan men who faced little to no jail time after they reached plea deals for distributing medical marijuana appealed their cases, which took a circuitous route through court system. The Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana May Go The Way Of Alcohol In Michigan Senate

Study: Cannabis and mental illness

MICHIGAN: 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 by the House earlier this year will be amended in his committee to prevent an owner from being Read the full article…

Detroit Council May Crack Down On Booming Pot Industry

The restrictions would require that dispensaries not be located within 1,000 feet of schools, churches, caregiver centers and places such as liquor stores.

MICHIGAN: The Detroit City Council is expected take up a second ordinance to regulate the city’s booming medical marijuana industry on Tuesday, although final approval of the measure may not come until January. The council’s planning and economic development committee on Thursday approved the latest version of ordinances designating where dispensaries can locate. Without those Read the full article…

Michigan Prosecutors Pressured Lab On Medical Marijuana Results

“I’d never seen a lab report reporting origin unknown,” Komorn told The Intercept. “What was produced for us was the most unbelievable set of documents I’ve ever seen.”

MICHIGAN: The Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division finds itself embroiled in scandal as newly released emails paint a picture of a crime lab in turmoil over how to classify marijuana. Attorneys and medical marijuana advocates accuse Michigan prosecutors of pressuring the state’s crime lab to falsely classify the origins of THC found in hash oils and Read the full article…

Michigan Marijuana Legalization Advocates See Promise, Peril In Ohio Pot Proposal

Employees are still waiting on the dispensary's official license from the state before they can start selling.

MICHIGAN: Michigan groups hoping to legalize marijuana in 2016 are turning their attention to Ohio today, as voters in the Buckeye State decide the fate of a unique pot proposal. The Responsible Ohio measure would legalize recreational and medical use of the drug but restrict commercial growing to 10 sites controlled by wealthy investors, who would essentially Read the full article…