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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 […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Michigan: Marijuana Legalization Campaign To Submit Signatures Monday

A late-hour press release from the Committee to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA), an umbrella organization, has announced that petitions to legalize marijuana in Michigan will be submitted to the state Bureau of Elections on Monday, November 20. The news comes on the heels of a fundraising effort led by this […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Attorney Issues Michigan Cannabis Legalization Fundraising Challenge

Michigan criminal defense attorney Bruce Leach has issued a challenge to other attorneys and business professionals: match my $500 donation to the Committee to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, and help push the campaign over the top. “The MI Legalize/CRMLA campaign needs to raise $35,000 as soon as possible to ensure […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Michigan Legalization Petition Submission Delayed Due To Finances

A speech to the Michigan NORML  group (MINORML) by one of the officers of the Committee to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) emphasized a pushed-back date for submission of petitions and an emergency need of financial donations. During the MINORML Quarterly Meeting at a hotel in central Michigan on Sunday November 12, […]

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Medical Marijuana

Medical Cannabis Dispensaries In Michigan Can Stay Open For Now

As a new regulated business program is rolled out in 2017, medical marijuana patients in Michigan have been nervously awaiting a decision by the state regarding the future of the existing medical marijuana distribution and testing system. Now we know. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) issued on […]