Medical Marijuana May Go The Way Of Alcohol In Michigan Senate

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 licensed to operate multiple types of medical marijuana businesses.

The state regulates alcohol in a similar, three-tiered fashion.

Colorado Springs Council Gets Earful on Pros, Cons of Retail Marijuana Sales

COLORADO: Colorado Springs City Council hosted a town hall meeting to talk about pot and about 60 people signed up to speak. But first the council heard from 19 community leaders, who spoke for more than two hours on the pros and cons of opening marijuana stores in the city. [Read more…]

Vermont: First Two Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Open; Third One Planned

VERMONT: State-licensed medicinal cannabis facility Champlain Valley Dispensary officially opened for business in Burlington on Monday, just a few days after Vermont Patients Alliance opened in Montpelier, reports Sam Hemingway at the Burlington Free Press. [Read more…]