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Ex-NFL star Calvin Johnson’s bid for marijuana business denied over traffic tickets

(courtesy Wikimedia Commons) Former NFL superstar Calvin Johnson wants to join Michigan’s new legal marijuana industry, but his bid has been blocked over some old traffic violations. Johnson and his former Detroit Lions teammate Rob Sims’ application for prequalification for a marijuana dispensary, grow operation and marijuana processing facility was denied due to an old […]

Judge Dismisses Felony Charges in Detroit Cultivation Case

DETROIT — Amid legal confusion and assertions of racial prejudice, a judge has agreed to dismiss criminal charges against a group of cannabis employees whose cultivation facility was raided by police in May. Operators of the facility, owned by retired NBA player Al Harrington and managed by D. Savage LLC, have said they believed the […]

Detroit Officials Vote to Limit Number of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Allowed in City

The Detroit City Council voted Tuesday to limit the number of medical marijuana dispensaries that will be allowed to operate within city limits. No more than 75 cannabis retail shops will be permitted under an ordinance adopted by the council without debate. The measure, which was proposed by council member James Tate in June, also […]

Michigan Shutters 40 Unlicensed Medical Marijuana Businesses

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan officials have shuttered 40 medical marijuana businesses that were operating without valid licenses and they’re expected to warn hundreds of others that they could be next. The state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs started the process of closing down facilities Thursday, the Detroit Free Press reported. “Any business that didn’t […]