Michigan closed 210 medical marijuana shops in the last 2 weeks. Most were in Detroit

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan regulators said Thursday that they ordered the closure of 210 medical marijuana businesses over a two-week period, largely because their owners failed to apply for a state license by a mid-February deadline or did not receive authorization from their municipalities. Most of the shops — 158…

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City of Detroit expected to challenge voter-approved marijuana initiatives

Published: Feb 16, 2018, 3:20 pm • Updated: Feb 19, 2018, 12:03 pm By Katrease Stafford, Detroit Free Press DETROIT — The City of Detroit said Friday it plans to file a lawsuit challenging two voter-approved marijuana initiatives that would have relaxed local control this year. The move comes after…

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Detroit family charged in marijuana license bribery conspiracy

Published: Aug 3, 2017, 3:33 pm • Updated: Aug 3, 2017, 3:33 pm By The Associated Press GARDEN CITY, Mich. — Prosecutors say three family members conspired to pay bribes to suburban Detroit officials to try to get them to allow a medical marijuana dispensary. The U.S. attorney’s office announced…

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Over 100 Detroit medical marijuana shops closed down, more in jeopardy

Published: Mar 17, 2017, 2:57 pm • Updated: Mar 17, 2017, 3:16 pm DETROIT — Detroit’s medical marijuana centers are finding difficulty in fulfilling the city’s list of strict requirements and regulations. New figures released this week by the city reveal that only two prospective Medical Marijuana Caregiver Centers out…

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Minority Cannabis Business Association Partners with Charlo Greene to Kick Off International Cannabis Diversity Summit Event Series in Detroit

On August 13, 2016, The Minority Cannabis Business Association will join with local activists, business owners and community members at the Detroit MCBA Cannabis Diversity Summit to discuss the local and national cannabis market, how people of color can access it and how to ensure it works to heal the…

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Marijuana Program Inspector- Detroit Job Listing

25 people so far have posted resumes in answer to a new job opening in the metro Detroit area: Medical Marijuana Program Inspector. “Under direct supervision, incumbents perform the range of duties following specified protocols during the inspection of Medical Marijuana dispensaries. Inspection and investigative work is reviewed on an…

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Activists Challenge Detroit Medical Marijuana Ordinance

A pair of hotly contested ordinances passed by Detroit’s City Council to shrink the city’s medical marijuana dispensary population were to be rolled out on March 1, but have been halted by cannabis industry activists. Petitions were filed today at the Detroit City Clerk’s office to initiate referendums against the…

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Group Files Referendum Petitions To Halt Detroit Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ordinances

The City Clerk today accepted two sets of petitions intended to revoke Detroit’s new medical marijuana dispensary licensing and zoning programs. Citizens for Sensible Cannabis Reform (CSCR) member Greg Pawlowski submitted the petitions before 9AM this morning, March 1. The Clerk’s office has stamped and counted the petitions, determining that…

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Detroit Mayor Duggan’s Anti-Marijuana Bit Reveals City Bias

(image via wikipedia) Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan delivered his State of the City speech on Tuesday, February 23; in it he delivered a controversial accolade for a medical marijuana dispensary foe and received multiple rebukes from protesters representing the Black Lives Matter organization. Detroit will begin the licensing process for…

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