MILegalize Extends Deadline For Petition Signatures

“We’re really strong financially," Hank said.  "We’ve received or have pledged to us more than $500,000.”

MICHIGAN: 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 Dec. 21 that its leaders had set. “For a variety of reasons, MILegalize is extending its campaign,”  Lansing attorney Jeffrey Hank, chair of the Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Committee, said Read the full article…

Marijuana Dispensaries Sprout Despite Uncertainties

About 30 dispensaries are currently operate in Lansing although there are no guidelines or licensing procedure.

MICHIGAN:  Steve Green, 37, is a medical marijuana patient with a particular distinction. Green has visited about 30 dispensaries currently open in Lansing and often jokes it only takes “two jars of pot and a lease” to get a local business started. “There are no guidelines; there’s no licensing procedure,” said Green, a Michigan medical Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization Could Be On 2016 Ballot In Michigan

At least one and possibly two more measures to legalize marijuana for recreational use could still be on their way to the ballot.

MICHIGAN:  Two measures to legalize marijuana could appear on the November 2016 state ballot after the Board of State Canvassers approved petition wording Thursday. At least one and possibly two more measures to legalize marijuana for recreational use could still be on their way to the ballot. The board on Thursday unanimously approved petition wordings for the Read the full article…

Lansing Michigan Lawmakers To Debate Roadside Saliva Tests For Marijuana Use

Saliva testing is "not critical to this legislation" although Michigan's police officers deserve to have it available, said State Rep. Dan Lauwers, a Republican from Brockway Township near Port Huron.

MICHIGAN:  Some advocates of medical marijuana say they’ll attend a hearing Thursday in Lansing to oppose bills that would let police use roadside saliva testing if a driver is suspected of being under the influence of marijuana. But the legislator who sponsored the proposal said opponents missed the point of his bills, whose primary aim Read the full article…

Michigan Vote On Medical Marijuana Bills Allowing Dispensaries, Edibles, Pharmacy Sales On Hold

Washington approves the first processor of marijuana edibles.

MICHIGAN: A vote on a trio of bills related to Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act probably won’t happen until next year. But that didn’t stop a couple hundred people affected by the law from cramming into three committee rooms Thursday to voice their support and concerns about the bills during a meeting of the House Judiciary committee. “Our current Read the full article…

Michigan Vote On Medical Marijuana Bills Allowing Dispensaries, Edibles, Pharmacy Sales On Hold

Three men arrested in recent weeks could get life in prison after being caught with small amounts of edible marijuana products, a fact that has sparked an outcry from some Amarillo residents.

MICHIGAN: A vote on a trio of bills related to Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act probably won’t happen until next year. But that didn’t stop a couple hundred people affected by the law from cramming into three committee rooms Thursday to voice their support and concerns about the bills during a meeting of the House Judiciary committee. “Our current Read the full article…

Jackson Police Officials Say They'll Allow Possession Of Marijuana On Private Property After Public Vote

Jackson officials say they'll follow the spirit of a new law allowing persons 21-years-old and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana on private property.

MICHIGAN: Jackson law enforcement and city officials have a plan to enforce a new marijuana ordinance that they believe falls within the spirit of the law. A law passed in November via a 2,242-1,434 vote decriminalizes up to an ounce of marijuana on private property for those age 21 and older within the city. Jackson Police Chief Matthew Heins Read the full article…

Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana Sales In Pharmacies Passes Michigan Senate

Bipartisan legislation introduced Thursday would allow for "provisioning centers," businesses where patients could purchase medical marijuana.

MICHIGAN: A bill that would allow for the growing and sale of pharmaceutical grade marijuana at pharmacies in Michigan passed the state Senate Wednesday on a 22-16 vote. The bill was lauded by supporters as a way to guarantee a safe, tested product for medical marijuana users. But opponents said it did nothing to address shortfalls Read the full article…

Three Localities in Michigan Approve Legalization By Large Margins

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MICHIGAN: Three localities in Michigan (Ferndale, Jackson, and Lansing) all voted in support of marijuana legalization today by huge margins. The three areas had similar proposals to remove criminal and civil penalties for personal possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana.

Three Localities in Michigan Approve Legalization By Large Margins

We strongly support the repeal of this ordinance and would also like to remind Snohomish County officials that as they consider what action to take this next Wednesday that they should remember the will of the voters who brought them into office who also approved I-502 by 54.6%.

MICHIGAN: Three localities in Michigan (Ferndale, Jackson, and Lansing) all voted in support of marijuana legalization today by huge margins. The three areas had similar proposals to remove criminal and civil penalties for personal possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana.