Category Archives: michigan

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 […]

Michigan’s new legal marijuana laws could boost home values, study finds

Photo by David Downs Certain Midwest property owners could benefit from Michigan’s new recreational marijuana laws, according to experts. A new study published by the CATO Institute foresees an improvement in Michigan’s real estate values following the state’s decision to legalize marijuana for adult use and possession, reports Forbes. “Potential explanations include, but are not […]

Michigan Journalists Pass Out Joints to Kick Off Legalization

Recreational marijuana officially became legal in Michigan today. And to celebrate the occasion, staffers from a Michigan newspaper gave away free joints to lucky passersby. City Pulse Gives Away Free Weed Today, members of the Lansing City Pulse gave away free joints. They stood outside Lansing City Hall, which is conveniently located across from the […]

Adult-Use Cannabis Officially Legal in Michigan, But There’s No Way to Buy It

Adult-use cannabis is officially legal in Michigan as of today, but there are not yet any legal retail outlets to buy recreational marijuana in the state. Voters legalized the use of cannabis by adults in a statewide initiative that passed with nearly 56 percent of the vote in the midterm elections held last month. Matthew […]

Michigan Colleges Will Continue to Ban Marijuana on Campuses

Marijuana will continue to be banned at several colleges and universities in Michigan, despite the passage of Proposal 1 that legalized recreational cannabis in the state. The initiative succeeded at the polls in last week’s midterm election with more than 55 percent of the vote. No Sparking Up For Spartans Administrators at Michigan State University sent […]

How to Grow Cannabis (Legally) at Home in Michigan

Michigan voters, advocates, and ballot proposal writers worked hard to ensure that legalization would allow residents to grow their own bud. “It’s not legal if you can’t grow it!” was a common slogan among those who fought for the proposal’s creation and passage. Now that the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act is law, […]

Michigan Just Legalized Cannabis. Here’s What Happens Next

Michigan voters just passed Proposal 1, which legalizes the adult us of cannabis. Now what? Is Cannabis Legal as of Nov. 7? No. Technically, cannabis legalization (for adults 21 and older only) won’t take effect until approximately November 16th, once the results of the election have been certified by the Secretary of State. How Much […]

Judge Halts Closure of Michigan Dispensaries on Eve of Rec Vote

After months of battle between Michigan’s medical cannabis dispensaries and the state regulatory agency—the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Agency (LARA)—it seems that the conflict may be finally coming to an end. Officials at LARA have been trying for months to shut down certain dispensaries (known in Michigan as provisioning facilities) that have not yet […]

Michigan Amps For Recreational Marijuana Legalization Vote

To legalize or not to legalize? That is the question on the minds of many Michiganders this election season. Michigan voters are set to decide on a recreational marijuana ballot proposal on November 6. Michigan and North Dakota will both vote on initiatives to legalize the adult use of marijuana during this midterm election. Utah […]

Popular Detroit Donut Shop Revealed as Front for Multi-State Weed Ring

The details of a multi-state weed ring run out of a popular Detroit donut shop emerged today after federal prosecutors indicted the shop owner and two others on drug conspiracy, money laundering and a long list of other charges. For more than two years, the Holy Moly Donut Shop on Eight Mile operated as a […]