Report: Detroit Has 148 Marijuana Dispensaries

City Council to host public hearing Monday on creating regulations

MICHIGAN: A new report pegs the number of marijuana dispensaries in Detroit at 148. Prior to the report, Detroit public officials could not say how many dispensaries there are, partly because they are opening at such a rapid pace but mostly because the city does not keep track of them. The City Council is debating proposed licensing 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…

Lawyer Sues Warren, Michigan Over Medical Marijuana

The lawsuit, filed in Macomb Circuit Court by attorney Michael Greiner, also claims that Warren zoning officials, Police Commissioner Jere Green and Mayor Jim Fouts cooperated in a policy to shut down a medical-marijuana transfer center

MICHIGAN: A Warren lawyer filed a lawsuit Monday against the City of Warren that demands up to $5 million in damages on behalf of 23 state-approved medical-marijuana users who say they’ve been harassed and ticketed by Warren police. The lawsuit, filed in Macomb Circuit Court by attorney Michael Greiner, also claims that Warren zoning officials, Read the full article…

Judge: Missouri Right-To-Farm Doesn’t Cover Marijuana

A Missouri judge ruled this week that a new constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to farm doesn't protect marijuana home grows.

MISSOURI:  A new constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to farm doesn’t protect a woman who reportedly grew marijuana in her home, a Missouri judge ruled this week. Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green ruled against a woman Tuesday whose public defender tried to argue that cultivating marijuana falls under the farming-rights amendment, the Jefferson City News Read the full article…

More College Students Regularly Smoke Marijuana Than Tobacco, Survey Finds

More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana over tobacco cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice.

MICHIGAN:  More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted tobacco cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found. Just under 6 percent of the full-time students surveyed by University of Michigan researchers for the annual “Monitoring the Future” study Read the full article…

‘Seed-To-Sale’ Marijuana Tracking System Proposed For Michigan Medical Dispensaries

Under new legislation in the Michigan House, Medical marijuana sold through licensed dispensaries would be tracked from seed to sale.

MICHIGAN:  Medical marijuana sold through licensed dispensaries would be tracked from “seed to sale” under new legislation in the Michigan House. House Bill 4827, sponsored by Judiciary Committee Chairman Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Township, would require the state to establish or contract for a marijuana tracking system. The legislation would complement an ongoing to push to Read the full article…

‘Seed-To-Sale’ Marijuana Tracking System Proposed For Michigan Medical Dispensaries

The legislation would complement an ongoing to push to formally allow and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries, some of which have continued to operate in a legal grey area since a 2013 Michigan Supreme Court ruling.

MICHIGAN: Medical marijuana sold through licensed dispensaries would be tracked from “seed to sale” under new legislation in the Michigan House. House Bill 4827, sponsored by Judiciary Committee Chairman Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Township, would require the state to establish or contract for a marijuana tracking system. The legislation would complement an ongoing to push to formally Read the full article…

New Marijuana Law Section in Michigan State Bar

A group of attorneys working to help people better understand marijuana laws has recently gained recognition from the State Bar of Michigan.

MICHIGAN:  Michigan’s medical marijuana law has been called confusing and inconsistent, but a group of attorneys is now working to help people better understand it. The group recently gained recognition from the State Bar of Michigan, which makes Michigan the second state to have a Marijuana Law Section of the state bar. The other is Colorado, where Read the full article…

State Supreme Court Rules For And Against Medical Pot

The task force overseeing the program met Friday for the first time since it launched this summer, with a sharp focus on the growing pains of Minnesota's new medical marijuana economy — from patient's struggles to afford the medication to the logistical hurdles that come with selling a drug that the federal government still bans.

MICHIGAN:  For the ninth time, the Michigan Supreme Court has weighed in on the state’s medical marijuana law, remanding a pair of cases back to Oakland County Circuit Court to have another hearing on whether two men can claim immunity from prosecution for growing and providing weed to people with medical marijuana cards. Richard Hartwick Read the full article…

Michigan Medical Marijuana ‘Provisioning Centers Act’ Hijacked And Corrupted

With the release of the latest draft of Michigan’s medical marijuana dispensary bill, sponsor Rep. Michael Callton has taken The Provisioning Centers Act in a “drastically different” direction.

MICHIGAN: 1,500 marijuana plants in a single garden? Armed guards transporting pot brownies from the kitchen to the warehouse? A 16% tax on medical marijuana? With the release of the latest draft of Michigan’s medical marijuana dispensary bill, HB 4209, sponsor Rep. Michael Callton (R-Nashville) has taken The Provisioning Centers Act in a “drastically different” direction. The Read the full article…