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…

Proposed Tax Changed As Michigan House Preps Vote On Major Medical Marijuana package

he three-bill package would make major changes to the state's medical marijuana program, approved by voters in 2008. While it would not end the patient-caregiver system that allows for home growing, it would create a separate regulatory framework for medical marijuana businesses.

MICHIGAN: Medical marijuana dispensaries would be taxed at 3 percent, and customer patients would also pay the state’s six-percent sales tax, under legislation set for a vote Wednesday in the Michigan House. The proposed dispensary tax was lowered from 8 percent in a substitute bill adopted by the House on Tuesday, and the medical tax would be eliminated 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…