The state’s marijuana regulatory industry announced rules to give license discounts for qualified residents in cities that were most heavily targeted for pot crimes. An industry official said the rules are well-meaning, but she doubts their impact.
After months of changing rules over when unlicensed medical marijuana dispensaries must gain licensure or close, a court order Tuesday sides with the business owners and offers withering criticism of the state agency regulating marijuana.
A controversial licensing board ends, making way for a new agency overseeing a market with more questions than answers.
Licensing board member Don Bailey accuses Gov. Whitmer and Attorney General Nessel of putting political favors ahead of public safety and predicts the criminal element will thrive in marijuana industry.
A state commission tells lawmakers not to set a blood limit for stoned driving because science hasn’t caught up with legalization. Critics fear that’s ripe for abuse.
Minority communities have borne the brunt of marijuana arrests. Now that pot is legal in Michigan, the city is giving priority to residents in lower-income communities seeking to profit from licensed businesses.
Michigan’s medical marijuana licensing board has been criticized as too slow at approving licenses. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer plans to abolish it and replace it with a new regulatory agency meant to speed up the process.
Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board member Don Bailey, a retired cop, has drawn the ire of industry advocates who accuse him of unfairly opposing licensing requests. He says he’s just watching out for public safety.
States that legalized recreational marijuana say low prices have pushed local producers to sell out-of-state on the black market.
The Democratic governor is signaling a less restrictive approach to pot licensing than under Gov. Rick Snyder. Critics say she will be held accountable for any downside to the state’s pot laws.
The Michigan Legislature has one week left before its two-year term ends. A number of bills, including requiring public employee unions to vote to recertify and banning home growing of marijuana, died for lack of votes.
Thursday marks the first day adult Michiganders can legally smoke recreational marijuana. Where they’ll get it? That’s another story. Here are 9 things you need to know about the new law.
The home counties of some of the Michigan's biggest universities gave a big thumbs up to Proposal 1, legalizing recreational marijuana.
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Welcome, legalized pot. So long, gerrymandering. Democrats and women score big victories, as ballot measures all pass. Republicans hold onto Legislature, promising divided government.
Proposal 1 language includes provisions to keep marijuana off school property and prevents pot-infused edibles from being packaged to appeal to kids.
It is difficult to predict how much tax revenue Michigan could expect from legalizing pot. But predictions of a $500 million windfall for the state are misleading.
In the first of three reports on ballot measures, Bridge begins with marijuana: Who is behind efforts to fund and oppose it, its risks and benefits, and its impact on communities.
Interest groups, individuals, and businesses fund the legalization campaign. One group funds majority of their opposition.
Officials from Michigan’s local governments on both the right and left say they’re not shouting “reefer madness,” but have practical concerns about how to regulate pot businesses in their communities.