Category Archives: Michigan Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Legal cannabis gifts lead to new business practice in Michigan

A legal loophole in Michigan that allows for individuals to give away marijuana free of charge has led to a new business model by some companies under which they sell products such as non-infused candy or art and add a free bit of cannabis as a “gift.” According to Michigan Daily, some entrepreneurs got the […]

Dec. 31 deadline looms for dozens of unlicensed medical marijuana firms in Michigan

Up to six dozen unlicensed medical cannabis businesses in Michigan must close at least temporarily by Dec. 31 or risk not receiving a permanent license under a new, stricter regulatory system, state officials indicated Friday. Regulators noted in a news release that Michigan Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borrello had dismissed the last pending court […]

Michigan approves 24 more medical marijuana licenses

Michigan regulators approved 24 more medical cannabis operating licenses under a new regulatory framework, according to an email sent by state regulators to the media. That now brings the statewide total of licenses issued to 91. In late November, regulators said they wouldn’t force existing, unlicensed medical marijuana businesses to close before Dec. 31. Here’s the […]

Michigan localities are saying ‘no’ to recreational marijuana

Some Michigan communities are already prohibiting adult-use marijuana businesses, a little more than a week after voters in the state approved legalization of recreational cannabis. According to various newspaper reports, Niles City in southwestern Michigan and Pinckney village in the southeastern part of the state have decided to opt out, at least for now. St. Joseph […]

Michigan lawmakers vote to prohibit marijuana-infused beer and liquor

Legislation that would prohibit the use, possession or sale of cannabis-infused beer, wine, liquor and mixed drinks in Michigan was approved by the state House on Tuesday by a 101-4 vote. Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to  sign the measure, which would make Michigan the latest state to nix booze and cannabis. In July, California’s Department […]

Michigan adds three months to medical marijuana licensing deadline

Michigan on Tuesday extended the deadline for dozens of existing medical cannabis dispensaries to receive permanent state licenses, an effort to try to ensure the MMJ market continues without turmoil. The emergency rule adopted by the state extends a Sept. 15 deadline to Dec. 15. It’s the fourth date the state has set for existing […]

Michigan reverses position, decides to extend medical cannabis deadline

Michigan plans to extend a Sept. 15 deadline for some existing operators to receive their permanent medical marijuana licenses in a bid to avert tumult in one of the country’s largest MMJ markets. “We’ve heard a lot of concerns over the past month and we want to make sure those concerns are heard and considered […]

Michigan won’t extend medical marijuana licensing deadline beyond Sept. 15

(This story has been updated to reflect additional licenses issued by the state.) A Michigan state official said Wednesday the state won’t extend its Sept. 15 deadline for medical marijuana businesses to secure licenses to continue operating, despite concerns the market will fall into chaos because of a lack of permitted companies. “It will not […]