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This is a brief list of news articles and information about legal marijuana as a business and legal right.  I found these while googling around to learn about issues at the periphery of Northfield Township's confused response to the Michigan Citizen mandate making the use and possession of marijuana legal.


Michigan State Law explainers 

Metro Times: Michigan's Cannabis Laws for Dummies: The dos and don'ts of dope,  4/17/2019

PotGuide.com: Michigan Marijuana Laws

The Colorado Sun: Cannabis lobby gains new clout in Colorado as its spending tripled in the past five years, Sandra Fish, 3-13-2019

Michigan Municipal League:  Fact Sheet – Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) compared with Proposal 1—the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA)

Michigan Municipal League:  White Paper: Recreational Marijuana Proposition

Michigan Legislature, Act 281 of 2016,  MEDICAL MARIHUANA FACILITIES LICENSING ACT


Wikipedia:  Cannabis in Michigan

MLive:  A complete guide to Michigan's 3 ballot proposals, Emily Lawler, 10/24/2018

State of Michigan: ADULT-USE MARIJUANA

PotGuide.com:  Michigan Marijuana Dispensaries - An online map


Please Read This First:

MLive: An ounce of wisdom from Oregon as Michigan considers legalizing marijuana, Amy Biolchini, 10-22-2018

Perspective on the liberation of Business by Legalized Marijuana in Oregon.

Dozens of photographs by MLive journalist Tanya Moutzalias illustrate the depth and diversity of the islands of prosperity that have risen in the wake of Oregon legalization.  Note the contrast with Michigan's broken asphalt, political entropy, and conservative caterwauling.

Cannabis Journalists on twitter

Natalie Fertig@natsfert

Videos, Youtube reviews, and tutorials have been moved to the bottom of this page.




UnDark: Reefer Madness 2.0: What Marijuana Science Says, and Doesn’t Say, Dave Levitan, 1/21/2019

A new book and New Yorker feature are filled with cherry-picked data, oversimplified studies, and scientific errors


One of the authors of the NASEM report, Ziva Cooper of the Cannabis Research Initiative at the University of California, Los Angeles, recently told Rolling Stone: “To say that we concluded cannabis causes schizophrenia, it’s just wrong, and it’s meant to precipitate fear.”


On virtually every issue in his 272-page book, [Berenson] commits one of the most common logical errors: He mixes up correlation and causation. The classic example: Crime tends to spike in the summer; so does ice cream consumption. Did all that ice cream cause the crime? Of course not.

Michigan Radio:  Some Michigan lawmakers calling for federal government to change cannabis banking law, Virginia Gordon, 5/15/2019 

Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) and Rep. Jim Lilley (R-Park Lake) are introducing a resolution in the Michigan House, and Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-East Lansing) is introducing a concurrent resolution in the Senate, pushing for legal marijuana businesses to have access to the banking system and to be allowed to open bank accounts.


Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general for 38 states and territories urging Congress to pass the SAFE Banking Act.

Reason:  Illinois Survey That Supposedly Shows Support for Legalizing Marijuana Is 'Dwindling' Actually Shows It Is Rising, Jacob Sullum, 5/13/2019

Only 9 percent thought marijuana should be completely illegal, down from 18 percent in the earlier survey, while 3 percent weren't sure, down from 8 percent in 2017.

Livingston Daily: CBD products 'solid money maker' at Howell video store, Jennifer Timar, 5/14/2019 

FYI: CBD products are prominently advertised in The Courant, distributed with our Township's blessing at Township Hall.

Michigan Public Radio: Michigan Attorney General joins coalition pressing for change to marijuana banking law, Steve Carmody, 5/8/2019

Free Press:  Royal Oak Township voters say no to marijuana businesses, Kathleen Gray, 5/8/2019

Only 14.6% of the registered voters turned out for the election, which also included a millage renewal for general operations, which passed, 57%-43%.


Township officials have refused to return phone calls and emails to talk about the election.

MLive: Holton voters narrowly defeat medical marijuana proposal, Justine Lofton, 5/7/2019

Detroit News:  Marijuana proposal loses amid controversy, Mike Martindale, 5/7/2019

In a news release Tuesday, former state Sen. Virgil Smith, a spokesman for the group Invest in Royal Oak Township, said the township failed to post the proposal on its website. As of late Tuesday afternoon, the website did not list the marijuana issue but did include a notice of the township's request for a 4.5-mill levy renewal also on Tuesday's ballot.


The group also says the township failed to post the ballot language for the marijuana initiative at polling places and alleges officials violated state election law by distributing lawn signs and flyers opposing the proposal without disclosing the funding source for the campaign.


Proposal 1 would have authorized an unlimited number of marijuana-related businesses on parcels with the township that are larger than five acres and have been continuously unoccupied for at least five years.

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WXYZ Detroit: Royal Oak Twp Supervisor refuses to answer question about impact of marijuana ballot proposal, Kim Russell, 5/6/2019

ROYAL OAK TOWNSHIP, Michigan (WXYZ) — The ballot proposal exists because people who own a vacant car dealership on Eight Mile in Royal Oak Township want to build a marijuana campus. They have hired former State Senator Virgil Smith to be their spokesperson.

WXYZ-TV:  Royal Oak Voters will decide if pot businesses will be allowed in Royal Oak Township, 5/6/2019

Free Press:  13 Traverse City marijuana shop licenses will be drawn from bucket,Kathleen Gray,5/2/2019

Free Press: State to accelerate decisions on unlicensed pot shops, recreational market, Kathleen Gray, Paul Egan, 5/2/2019

Free Press: Michigan township's voters could be first to reverse ban on legal pot businesses, Kathleen Gray, 4/30/2019 

Royal Oak Township voters will become the first to decide whether they want to buck their elected officials and allow marijuana businesses into their town.

The township board voted unanimously last year to prohibit marijuana businesses in the community, even though the township’s voters passed the statewide marijuana legalization proposal 61-39%.

Royal Oak's attempt at a legal marijuana fact sheet - for those wondering what professional grade bullshit looks like.

Free Press: Unlicensed Michigan medical marijuana shops can't be shut down — yet, Kathleen Gray, 4/30/2019

MBDaily:  Colorado lawmakers give final OK to bill allowing social use of marijuana, 5/2/2019

Westworld:  Marijuana Consumption and Hospitality Businesses Passes Legislature, Thomas Mitchell, 5/2/2019

MI medical marijuana sales could benefit from quicker online patient approvals, 5/1/2019 

Westworld:  Colorado Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Delivery, Thomas Mitchell, 5/1/2019

WXYZ-Detroit:  You can now get medical marijuana immediately after online approval, 5/1/2019

Leafly:  Elevate the Mood with Cannabis-Infused Sex Lubes,  Janelle Lassalle, 11/13/2018

Scientific American:  The [Non]Science behind the DEA's Long War on Marijuana,  David Downs, 4/16/2016

Experts say listing cannabis among the world’s deadliest drugs ignores decades of scientific and medical data. But attempts to delist it have met with decades of bureaucratic inertia and political distortion

Free Press:  Can you die from just touching the nation's deadliest drug? Depends who you ask,  Georgea Kovanis, 4/29/2019

"If you could absorb drugs by touching them, why would people bother to inject them?'' said Dr. Andrew Stolbach, a medical toxicologist and emergency physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He also is an expert on the subject of fentanyl exposure.


“Drugs like fentanyl and analogs of fentanyl aren't absorbed through the skin very well at all," Stolbach said. "So brief, incidental contact isn't going to cause somebody to absorb a therapeutic dose, let alone a toxic dose."

Free Press:  Fentanyl: 12 questions about the hidden drug that's killing people every day,  Georgia Kovanis, 4/15/2019

Here, 2,033 of the overdose deaths in 2017 involved opioids, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Of those, 1,368 involved synthetic opioids, mainly fentanyl.


To put fentanyl's growth into perspective, Michigan had 72 synthetic opioid overdose deaths in 2012.

New Yorker: America's Real Drug Lords: Untouched by Law because it's all "very legal and very cool."  Patrick Radden Keefe, 10/23/2017


Detroit News:  Michigan police can't search passengers in stops without consent, ruling finds,  Mark Hicks, 4/29/2019

Detroit News:  Michigan's new marijuana agency will regulate a market in turmoil,  Beth LeBlanc, 4/25/2019

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order, which takes effect at the end of the month, combines adult use and medical marijuana regulation under one agency  to streamline what has been a cumbersome and slow-moving licensing and regulatory process. The agency will bring a swift end to the hours-long public licensing meetings held by a licensing board that became a symbol of Michigan’s obstacle-laden transition to a marijuana state.

Detroit News:  Michigan licensing board ends nearly 2 years overseeing pot regulation,  Beth LeBlanc, 4/25/2019
Detroit News:  Tire chalking in Michigan declared unconstitutional,  A.P.  4/22/2019
Willamette Week:  Mountains of Unwanted Bud - Oregon Growing More Cannabis Than Customers Can Smoke, Katie Shepard, 4/19/2019

Potlander - a Willamette, Oregon Pot Business blog. 

  • Trigger warning:  to those of you who've hung around Whitmore Lake too long to remember what thriving business looks like.  Thriving will be illustrated.

The Inquirer: Clean Slate Act, pioneered in Pa., is a win for society, Tom Wolf and Lisa Blunt Rochester, 4/19/2019

Unemployment among formerly incarcerated people is five times higher than it is for the general public. In effect, it’s harder to get a job after leaving prison than it was to find work at the peak of the Great Depression. But it’s not for lack of trying.

 Cynthia Nixon Puts Legalizing Marijuana Front and Center of Campaign, Vivian Wang, NYTimes, 4/11/2018

80 percent of New Yorkers arrested in connection with marijuana use were black or Latino, despite roughly equal rates of use among white people and communities of color.  “There are a lot of good reasons for legalizing marijuana, but for me, it comes down to this: We have to stop putting people of color in jail for something that white people do with impunity,” she said.

The nearly 10 acres of village property now up for sale at 616 E. Dresden St. is within the municipality's industrial district and therefore already zoned for medical marijuana purposes. The decision to market the spot for the medical marijuana industry is based strictly on business analysis, said Scott Yost, village manager.

"We've been following the marketplace and have observed that property transactions seem to be at a higher value with the medical marijuana industry," Yost said.

NPR Code Switch:  The Mysterious Racist History Of 'Marijuana' Prohibition,  Matt Thompson,  7/22/2013

"The political upheaval in Mexico that culminated in the Revolution of 1910 led to a wave of Mexican immigration to states throughout the American Southwest. The prejudices and fears that greeted these peasant immigrants also extended to their traditional means of intoxication: smoking marijuana. Police officers in Texas claimed that marijuana incited violent crimes, aroused a "lust for blood," and gave its users "superhuman strength." Rumors spread that Mexicans were distributing this "killer weed" to unsuspecting American schoolchildren. Sailors and West Indian immigrants brought the practice of smoking marijuana to port cities along the Gulf of Mexico. In New Orleans newspaper articles associated the drug with African-Americans, jazz musicians, prostitutes, and underworld whites. "The Marijuana Menace," as sketched by anti-drug campaigners, was personified by inferior races and social deviants." 

In 1937, U.S. Narcotics Commissioner Henry Anslinger testified before Congress in the hearings that would result in the introduction of federal restrictions on marijuana. According to druglibrary.org, Anslinger's testimony included a letter from Floyd Baskette, the city editor of the Alamosa (Colo.) Daily Courier, which said in part, "I wish I could show you what a small marihuana cigaret can do to one of our degenerate Spanish-speaking residents. That's why our problem is so great; the greatest percentage of our population is composed of Spanish-speaking persons, most of who [sic! such an enthusiastic sic!] are low mentally, because of social and racial conditions."

Folks weren't just worrying about Mexicans and jazz musicians, either. "Within the last year we in California have been getting a large influx of Hindoos and they have in turn started quite a demand for cannabis indica," wrote Henry J. Finger, a powerful member of California's State Board of Pharmacy, in a 1911 letter (page 18). "They are a very undesirable lot and the habit is growing in California very fast; the fear is now that it is not being confined to the Hindoos alone but that they are initiating our whites into this habit."

Free Press:  Michigan looking for people to try growing, processing hemp,  Kathleen Gray,  4/18/2019

Metro Times:  Michigan Republicans cash in on the cannabis industry,  Steve Neavling, 4/17/2019

Metro Times: Michigan's Cannabis Laws for Dummies: The dos and don'ts of dope,  4/17/2019

Metro Times:  Finding the best marijuana strains for you,  Steve Neavling, 4/17/2019 

Metro Times:  Metro Detroit Canna-Business Directory,  Metro Times staff,  4/17/2019

Metro Times: Grateful for Michigan's Marijuana Legalization?  Thank John Sinclair,  by Larry Gabriel, 4/17/2019 

Metro Times:  A Beginners Guide to Marijuana,  Lee DeVito, 4/17/2019

Metro Times:  How to smoke, vape, dab, and otherwise get super high,  Jerilyn Jordan,  4/17/2019

WXYZ-TV:  Watch out for these bugs headed for Michigan, experts warn, Associated Press, 4/17/2019

Reason: Alabama Police Ruined a Couple’s Lives Over $50 of Weed. Now the Charges Against Them Have Been Dropped,  C.J. Ciaramella, 4/16/2019

"The decision to jail Greg and Teresa over $50 worth of marijuana and a Lunesta pill cost them their house. The raid and its consequences ruined their small business and Teresa's health."

Reason: The Worst Areas in America For Weed Arrests: Reason Roundup, Elizabeth Nolan Brown,  4/16/2019

“The federal government incentivizes aggressive drug enforcement via funding for drug task forces and generous forfeiture rules that allow agencies to keep cash and other valuables they find in the course of a drug bust,” notes Ingraham. “And because marijuana is bulky and pungent relative to other drugs, it’s often easy for police to root out.”

Washington Post:  Where the war on weed still rages,  Christopher Ingraham, 4/15/2019

“The status quo allows law enforcement and their associations to profit in many ways,” she said. “Marijuana continues to be an easy way to create probable cause for searches, arrests and civil asset forfeiture.”

NPR Code Switch: What John Boehner's Pivot On Cannabis Tells Us About The Legal Weed Boom,  Gene Demby,  4/16/2018

Detroit News:  Pot growers, retailers clash as industry takes shape,  Breana Noble, 4/16/2019

Detroit News:  CBD products generating buzz in retail market,  Anne D'Innocenzio,  4/16/2019

Free Press:  Michigan's unlicensed pot dispensaries to get firm closure deadline,  Paul Egan,  4/10/2019

Free Press:  Marijuana-infused edibles ready to flood Michigan market,  Kathleen Gray,  4/5/2019

Free Press:  Slideshow: Marijuana-infused edibles in Michigan,  4/4/2019

Free Press:  Why more than 400 Michigan communities are saying no to recreational pot businesses,  Kathleen Gray,  4/1/2019

Free Press:  These Michigan communities have decided to prohibit marijuana businesses,  Kathleen Gray,  4/1/2019

Livingston Daily:  How schools and communities are pushing back against youth vaping trend, Sean Bradley, 3/28/2019

KHOU-11 TV:  DEA looking for a contractor who can burn 1,000 pounds of marijuana per hour, KHOU.com, 3/28/2019

MLive:  Michigan shouldn’t set legal limit for driving while high, commission says,  Amy Biolchini, 3/26/2019

Free Press:  Joint Venture: A new direction for Michigan marijuana market?  Elissa Robinson, 3/20/2019

Free Press: Sign up for Joint Venture, a free press newsletter about recreational marijuana. 

NPR:  John Boehner Was Once 'Unalterably Opposed' To Marijuana. He Now Wants It To Be Legal,  Jason Breslow,  3/16/2019

Cannabiswire.com: USDA Listens to Public Comments on Hemp Regulations, 3-14-2019

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) held a webinar on Wednesday during which stakeholders offered suggestions for hemp regulations, which was recently legalized through the 2018 Farm Bill. 

Chicago Tribune:  A Chicago-based marijuana company is being bought for $850 million,  Ally Marotti,  3/11/2019

Cannabiswire.com: FDA: Public Meeting About CBD Is Still On, Julia Barajas, 3/8/2019

Free Press: After 4 months, medical marijuana sales in Michigan exceed $42 million, Kathleen Gray, 3/6/2019

MLive:  Tracking legal weed: How marijuana is regulated from seed to sale in Michigan,  Amy Biolchini,  3/6/2019

Free Press: CBD regulation remains jumbled in the marijuana market nationwide, Kathleen Gray, 3/3/2019

Free Press: Gretchen Whitmer signs executive order to abolish Michigan marijuana licensing board, Kathleen Gray, 3/1/2019

Monroe News:  Michigan Marijuana Laws a work in progress,  Brandon Watson,  3/3/2019

Free Press:  Medical marijuana user loses workplace case in Court of Appeals, Kathleen Gray, 2/21/2019

Free Press: Officials order metro Detroit businesses to pull CBD-infused food, drinks off menus, 2/18/2019

Youtube:  "Dirty Hippies" Build Michigan's Largest Medical Marijuana Facility and Company,  2/15/2019

MLive: Michigan’s biggest weed company plans to harvest 30,000 pounds a year - Amy Biolchini, 2/13/2019

Green Peak Industries -- which is now going by the brand name SkyMint -- has now started growing plants in the 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art headquarters building at Harvest Park, an industrial park for marijuana-related businesses.

Michigan Public Radio: First harvest for company angling to be a major player in Michigan's cannabis business, Steve Carmody, 2/13/2019

Radway says 50% of Michigan’s medical marijuana dispensaries have committed to carrying Green Peak’s Skymint brand. The company is also planning on opening 19 retail stores.

MLive: Michigan expects $18.2M in taxes on medical marijuana this year - Amy Biolchini, 2/12/2019

MLive: Cuts to medical marijuana card fees proposed after state rakes in $7M extra cash - Amy Biolchini, 2/12/2019

CoNecTar: Pennsylvania Representative Wheatey introduces bill to legalize recreational marijuana - 2/13/2019

420 Intel: Canadian Cannabis Shortage Expected to Last Years - Carlie Green, 2/12/2019

News:@natsfert "Will the folks who profited off for-profit incarceration be the first to profit off legalization?Natalie Fertig, 2/13/2019

PR0HBTD: Chocolate and Cannabis Share Something Special - David Jenison, undated

Chicago Tribune: First bill emerges this year to legalize marijuana in Illinois — would allow up to 24 plants at home - Robert McCoppin and Dan Petrella, 2/8/2019

Bridgemi.com Meet the ex-drug cop who now helps regulate Michigan marijuana - Riley Beggin, 2/8/2019

WNDU TV: Sharp Foundation holds town hall with law enforcement on Michigan marijuana law - Ibrahim Samra, 2/7/2019

Weed News: Hemp and CBD Are Legal, Why Does Law Enforcement Continue The Money Grab? - Miguel, 2/3/2019

BridgeMi: Legal marijuana didn’t end black market elsewhere. What can Michigan learn? - Riley Beggin, 2/1/2019

Detroit Free Press: Oakland County to get its 'first licensed marijuana dispensary' - Bill Laitner, 2/1/2019 

Detroit News: State issues another medical marijuana recall, this one for chemicals, arsenic, cadmium - Beth LeBlanc, 2/1/2019

MLive: Marijuana businesses banned in more than 250 Michigan communities, Amy Biolchini, 1/31/2019

WXYZ: Hundreds of Michigan communities ban marijuana businesses - 1/31/2019

DETROIT (AP) — More than 250 Michigan communities have banned marijuana businesses just two months after the state became the first in the Midwest to legalize the drug for recreational use.

MLive: Marijuana’s growing presence in Ann Arbor offers a new city revenue stream, Ryan Stanton, 1-30-2019

Weed News: Baltimore State’s Attorney Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana Possession Cases - Johnny Green, 1-30-2019 

MLive, ‘Gray market’ marijuana businesses sprout in Michigan, Amy Biolchini, 1-28-2019

Weed News: AG Nominee Reiterates Non-Interference Stance For State-Legal Cannabis - Johnny Green, 1-28-2019

Free Press: Ale Mary's serves Michigan's first cannabis-derived cocktail, Robert Allen, 1-25-2019

Free Press: Wealthier Michigan communities opting out of allowing marijuana shops, Bill Laitner, 1/24/2019

MLive, Cannabis advocates sue to remove marijuana from controlled substances list in Michigan, Amy Biolchini, 1-23-2019

BridgeMi: Whitmer administration changing tone around Michigan marijuana regulation - Ted Roelofs, 1-22-2019

MLive, Michigan marijuana businesses find ways to bank cash as industry launches, Amy Biolchini, 1-22-2019

MLive, Business offers free marijuana with book-bundle purchase, Amy Biolchini, 1-22-2019

Detroit Free Press: More than 60 closed Michigan medical marijuana dispensaries may reopen - Paul Egan, 1-16-2019

MLive, Michigan officials grapple with CBD oil regulation, Amy Biolchini, 1-16-2019

MLive, Free marijuana with art purchase expands to Ann Arbor, Amy Biolchini, 1-14-2019

Free Press: Cannabis food, drinks to be 2019's hottest dining trend, top chefs say, Trevor Hughes, 1-13-2019

MLive, Many medical marijuana patients drive while high, Amy Biolchini, 1-10-2019

MLive, Recreational weed may spark up Michigan’s medical marijuana industry, Amy Biolchini, 1-9-2019

Metro Times: These Michigan companies will 'gift' you marijuana until we get real pot stores - Lee DeVito, 1-3-2019

Detroit News: Gift of pot? Marijuana businesses work in Michigan law's gray area - Breana Noble, 1-2-2019

MLive: 80 Michigan communities are blocking recreational marijuana businesses, 1-2-2019

Detroit Free Press: Unlicensed medical marijuana shops face another deadline to shut down - Kathleen Gray, 12-31-2018

MLive, Michigan officials switch from ‘marihuana’ to ‘marijuana, Amy Biolchini, 12-24-2018

MLive: 500-plant marijuana grow operation coming to Ann Arbor research park, Ryan Stanton, 12-23-2018

MLive, ‘Sky’s the limit’ for hemp farming in Michigan, Amy Biolchini, 12-19-2018

MLive, Legalized marijuana has state’s largest grow facility hitting the gas, Amy Biolchini, 12-16-2018

Forbes: Cannabis Businesses In Michigan Gift Marijuana To Bypass Law, Mike Adams, 12-15-2018

MLive, New township regime cuts elected official pay, approves 87th marijuana license, Taylor DesOrmeau, 12-14-2018

News: ‘Buy some chocolate, get some weed,’ says new Ann Arbor business, Lauren Slagter, 12-13-2018

MLive, More marijuana businesses allowed as Jackson passes revised ordinance, Taylor DesOrmeau, 12-12-2018

MLive, Spring Arbor Township opts out of recreational marijuana businesses, Taylor DesOrmeau, 12-12-2018

The Detroit News: When is marijuana legal in Michigan? What to know about passage of Proposal 1 - Jonathan Oosting and Sarah Rahal, 11-7-2018

Detroit News: Michigan's new marijuana law brings confusion - Breana Noble and Sarah Rahal, 12-7-2018

ClickOnDetroit: Marijuana in Michigan: First day of legal recreational use - Jason Colthorp, Dane Sager Kelly, 12-6-2018

Michigan Radio: Recreational marijuana is legal today in Michigan. Here are 5 things to know before lighting up. - Emma Winowiecki, 12-6-2018

WWMT: FAQs about Michigan Marijuana: What to know now that recreational consumption is legal - 12-5-2018

BridgeMi: You can smoke pot in Michigan but not buy it. What you need to know - Riley Beggin, 12-4-2018

WSBT: Recreational marijuana will be legal in Michigan on Thursday - Brooke O’Daniel, 12-3-2018

Detroit Free Press: What you need to know about legalized marijuana in Michigan - Mike Thompson, 11-29-2018

MLive, 10 things to know about Jackson's new marijuana ordinance, Taylor DesOrmeau, 11-28-2018

WOOD TV'Green rush' hits Grand Rapids real estate market - Barton Deiters, 11-21-2018

Detroit Free Press:  Legal Marijuana in Michigan: What you need to know,  Kathleen Gray, 11/7/2018

Free Press:  Michigan employers still can fire you for smoking pot, Kathleen Gray, 11/7/2019

Bridgemi.com Michigan approves recreational marijuana. What you need to know. - Chastity Pratt Dawser, Alexandra Schmidt, 11-6-2018

USA Today: Coca-Cola: We're 'closely watching' the market for drinks infused with cannabis extract, Josh Hafner, 9-17-2018

MLive: An ounce of wisdom from Oregon as Michigan considers legalizing marijuana, Amy Biolchini, 10-22-2018

This report is a stunningly deep perspective on the liberation of Legalized Marijuana in Oregon.

Dozens of Tanya Moutzalias' photographs illustrate the depth and diversity of the islands of prosperity that have risen in the wake of Oregon legalization.  What's hard to overlook is the contrast to Michigan's broken asphalt and political entropy.

USA Today: What is CBD? And why is the cannabis-derived ingredient on the rise for wellness products? Carly Mallenbaum, 10-21-2018

MLive:  A complete guide to Michigan's 3 ballot proposals, Emily Lawler, 10/24/2018 

Cannabiz Media: Are Local Marijuana License Fees Extortionate? - Susan Gunelius, 9-28-2018

NCIA: Member Blog: How Much Does it Actually Cost to Open a Dispensary? - Gary Cohen, 9-25-2018

MLive, To rein in medical marijuana business, Leoni township amends ordinance, Taylor DesOrmeau, 9-21-2018

USA Today: Molson Coors readying sales of marijuana-infused drinks available only in Canada, Trevor Hughes, 8-1-2018

USA Today: Pot smokers are setting aside their joints in favor of edibles, pills and extracts, Trevor Hughes, 7-24-2018

Curbed.com: Cannabis, coworking, and the marijuana-industry land rush; Legal weed could be a $75 billion business by 2030 - Patrick Sisson, 7-24-2018

Weed News: Senator McConnell Secures Hemp Farming Act In Senate Farm Bill - Johnny Green, 6-9-201USA Today: Medical marijuana used pot's emotional connection to spread nationally, Trevor Hughes, 5-2-2018

USA Today: Marijuana industry poised for supercharged growth thanks to President Trump, Trevor Hughes, 4-20-2018

USA Today: Blue Moon's brewer launching marijuana-infused 'beer', Trevor Hughes, 3-28-2018

Fort Myers News-Press: Craft brewers tap into cannabis-infused beers, Annabelle Tometich, 3-27-2018

Weed News: Hemp for Victory: Bipartisan Hemp Bill Could Be a Game Changer - Anthony Johnson, 3-27-2018

Saginaw News: Chesaning marijuana land rush gets more acreage - Isis Simpson-Mersha, 3-21-2018

MLive, Will this be last Hash Bash before marijuana is legal in Michigan?, Ryan Stanton, 3-19-2018

Saginaw News: Marijuana land rush in Chesaning prompts hold on more facilities - Isis Simpson-Mersha, 2-22-2018

cannasafesolutions.comWhat Licenses Are Needed To Start A Dispensary in 2018? - 12-8-2017

Detroit Free Press: Marijuana industry high on prospect of Michigan's cannabis market - Kathleen Gray, 11-20-2017

MLive: Michigan announces new fees, transition rules for medical marijuana businesses - Julie Mack, 11-18-2017

WKSU: The Rush is on for Ohio's Marijuana Dispensary Licenses - Adrian Ma, 11-17-2017

Los Angeles Times: New rules with hefty fees set for growing and selling marijuana in California - Patrick McGreevy, 11-16-2017

Free Press: Is the best marijuana investment a beer stock?, Jeremy Bowman, 11-5-2017

 Detroit Free Press: Despite complaints, state sticks with pricey asset requirements for medical pot licenses - Kathleen Gray, 11-8-2017

Gallup: Record-High Support for Legalizing Marijuana Use in U.S., Justin McCarthy, 10-25-2017

 Detroit Free Press: Michigan officials prepare for influx of medical marijuana applications - Kathleen Gray, 10-15-2017

Oakland Press: New medical marijuana regulations produce high opportunities - Charles Crumm, 9-1-2017

The Capital Press: The marijuana farmer next door - Mateusz Perkowski, 8-3-2017

KPCC FM: Costa Mesa to charge $50,000 licensing fees for medical marijuana firms - Jill Replogle, 4-17-2017

Metro Times: How special interests are looking to cash in on Michigan’s homegrown medical marijuana industry - Violet Ikonomova, 4-12-2017

cleveland.com: Ohio medical marijuana panel questions high license fees - Jackie Borchardt, 1-27-2017

Vice: The Making of the Most Potent Weed Oil on the Market, Daniel Oberhaus, 11-12-2016

KUSA-TV, Denver: Yes, cannabis-infused beer is a real thing you can drink, Victoria Sanchez, 10-1-2016

Lansing State Journal: With a puff of smoke, Lansing's Cannabis Church kicks off, RJ Wolcott, 6-27-2016

Salem Statesman Journal: U.S. Senate may ease banking for marijuana businesses, Gordon Friedman, 6-21-2016 

USA Today: Microsoft makes bold move into marijuana biz, Marco della Cava, 6-17-2016

The Indianapolis Star: Cannabis church founder sues, says he was defamed, Mark Alesia, 3-4-2016

The Indianapolis Star: Indiana's Church of Cannabis files religious liberty suit, Stephanie Wang, 7-8-2015

The Indianapolis Star: Testimony, not tokes, part of 1st cannabis church service, Mark Alesia, 7-1-2019

Cannabis Business Times: Your State-by-State Guide to Marijuana Application and Licensing Fees - Noelle Skodzinski, 1-12-2015

PR0HBTD: How Much Does it Cost to Open a Dispensary? - Michael Cheng, undated


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