Category Archives: Michigan

Michigan Considers Dropping Pre-Employment Cannabis Tests

Policymakers in Michigan are considering major changes to the state’s drug testing policy, particularly as it pertains to cannabis use.  The potential changes come more than four years after voters there approved a ballot measure that legalized recreational pot use for adults aged 21 and older.  In a letter sent earlier this month to human […]

STIIIZY Offers MJ Production Jobs to 400 Laid-Off Burger King Workers in Michigan

STIIIZY, a prominent cannabis brand best known for its vaporizers, has offered to hire laid-off Burger King workers after a franchise owner closed 26 locations last week, mostly in the Detroit metro area. More than 400 total workers were laid off as a result of the closures. STIIIZY is based in California and has three […]

Michigan City Decriminalizes Psilocybin, Other Psychedelics

City leaders in Ferndale, Michigan voted this week to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms and other natural psychedelics, making the city in the Detroit metropolitan area the fourth municipality in the state to reform laws prohibiting the promising drugs. The Ferndale City Council voted unanimously on February 27 to approve a resolution decriminalizing entheogenic plants and fungi […]

Michigan Cannabis Market Nets $60M Windfall for Local Governments

Tens of millions of dollars have been doled out to local governments across Michigan as a result of the state’s cannabis industry.  FOX 2 Detroit reports that the state sent out nearly $60 million to counties and local governments. “Local governments that have approved the recreational sale of weed in their county, city, village, or […]

Michigan Regulator Suspends Cannabis Processor’s License

The Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency this week suspended the license of one of the state’s licensed marijuana processors, alleging that the company used illicit cannabis extract to manufacture some of its products. In an announcement from the Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) released on Tuesday, the regulator announced that it has issued formal complaints against […]

Weed Delivery Driver Robberies Spike in Michigan

A noticeable uptick in cannabis delivery driver robberies is being reported in Michigan, as authorities scramble to control the problem before it snowballs into something worse. The Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) issued a bulletin Tuesday notifying cannabis businesses there’s been a rise in criminal activity. Macomb Daily reports that authorities are concerned about the […]

Study: A Quarter of People With Chronic Pain Use Cannabis

With medical cannabis legal in the majority of states in the country, the number of adults who have turned to the treatment for chronic pain has likewise increased. That is the finding of a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan that was published in JAMA Network Open last week.  The researchers contacted […]

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Vetoes Several Medical Cannabis Bills

Calling them rushed, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently vetoed 11 bills including three medical cannabis bills, with others related to retirement and tax. The governor did however sign into law six other bills approved by the Legislature.  Michigan Advance reports that Whitmer said in her veto letter to the Legislature on Dec. 22 that the […]

Detroit Awards First Recreational Dispensary Licenses

Detroit officials on Thursday issued nearly three dozen licenses for retail adult-use cannabis shops, more than four years after Michigan voters approved a measure to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. The licenses were issued after U.S. District Court Judge Bernard Friedman on Wednesday morning denied a request to postpone the issuing of cannabis retailer […]

Michigan Cannabis Regulator Plans Crackdown on Illicit Products

The top cannabis regulator in Michigan said Tuesday that the state is planning to “expose” businesses operating in the legal marijuana market that have engaged in illicit practices and sold illegal products. The Detroit News reported that Brian Hanna, the acting director of the Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency, told assembled media that “the agency is […]