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Medical Marijuana

New ‘Patient Tax’ Stuns Michigan Medical Marijuana Community

Michigan medical marijuana patients are expected to pay a 3% MMFLA tax and a 6% sales tax on purchases from dispensaries under Michigan’s new cannabis distribution program as required by law, but a reversal of policy from the Department of Treasury requires patients not using dispensaries to pay a 6% […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Michigan NORML’s 14th Congressional District Legislator Profile

DAY FOURTEEN, our final day of Michigan NORML’s campaign to educate our supporters about their U.S. Congressional Representatives and their views on cannabis. Brenda Lawrence represents Michigan’s 14th Congressional District. Lawrence won the Democratic Party nomination on August 5, 2014, despite being outspent. Lawrence won with 36% of the vote, Hobbs […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence On AG Sessions’ New Marijuana Policy

In response to a letter written by Matthew Abel, the Executive Director of the Michigan Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence offered harsh criticisms of United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Abel is an attorney from Detroit, a founding partner in the […]

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Marijuana Legalization

A New Year’s Message To Michigan

Everyone- I wanted to take this moment to congratulate Michigan and our MINORML supporters on progressing toward our goal of marijuana liberalization. Our state is advancing rapidly with the MILegalize/CRMLA legalization ballot initiative, the rollout of the MMFLA program, candidates who embrace cannabis as a debate topic and a citizenry […]

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Marijuana Business

Michigan: MMFLA Licensing Process Begins Today

December 15 is the day many in Michigan have been waiting for- the official start of the applications process to become a state-regulated businesses handling marijuana. Applications can be submitted electronically or via paper applications. LARA is the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs; their entity, the Bureau of Medical […]

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Medical Marijuana

Michigan’s Marijuana/Opioid Connection Becomes National Case Study

Americans for Safe Access, a national medical marijuana patient advocacy group, on Thursday released a paper on the opioid crisis and how cannabis medicines can help break the addiction cycle in prescription pain medication abuse. The paper uses Michigan as a case study of the effectiveness of the state’s medical marijuana program […]

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Medical Marijuana

Michigan: MMFLA Licensing Board Schedule 2018

The Licensing Board for Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) has announced their 2018 meeting schedule. The Licensing Board last met on November 28. There were no Emergency Rules to discuss, no old business and no applications to review. It was a brief affair. There will be no Board […]

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Marijuana Business

LARA Publishes Medical Cannabis Business Applications In Michigan

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) today issued the long-awaited applications for businesses wishing to apply to grow, handle, test and distribute medical marijuana in Michigan. In a press release LARA affirmed the two-step process for applying to become a business under the regulation of the Medical Marihuana Facilities […]

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Marijuana Business

Michigan Advises Medical Cannabis Caregivers And Patients On Transition To Licensees And Employees

The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released two advisory bulletins today to inform and advise potential licensees of the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation’s (BMMR) intention regarding (1) the transition from medical marihuana caregivers and patients to facility license holders and employees and (2) local and state license fees. The bulletins […]

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Marijuana Business

Michigan: LARA Issues Transition Rules For Caregivers

Yet another LARA/BMMR advisory has been issued to advise applicants on how to successfully enter the new regulated medical marijuana business environment in Michigan. This time they are targeting caregivers and patients who aspire to owning regulated businesses. Certain businesses licensed under the MMFLA program ban patients and caregivers from […]