Cannabis Industry Update:

Michigan

Your toolbox of regulations, licensing activity, insights, and news for the Michigan cannabis industry

State Regulations:

Medical marijuana was legalized in Michigan in 2008. The state is currently issuing state licenses under newly reformed laws. Local governments may enact anti-medical marijuana ordinances and require marijuana businesses to go through a permitting process. License applicants cannot obtain a state license without also obtaining local permits.

A recreational ballot measure was recently passed by voters in 2018.

 

Minors

Children under the age of 18 can use medical marijuana in Michigan if they have one doctor’s certification and a parent or guardian acting in the role of caretaker.

 

Qualifying Conditions

  • Epilepsy/Seizures
  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome
  • Chronic/Severe/Intractable Pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Nausea
  • Crohn’s Disease / Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Nail Patella Syndrome
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Autism
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease / Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Parkinson’s
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spinal Cord Injury/Disease

Michigan News & Insights:

Is Medical Marijuana Moot in Michigan?

Is Medical Marijuana Moot in Michigan?

Nearly a decade ago, Michigan adopted its first incarnation of a medical marijuana program—without any sort of licensing framework. To try and remedy this, state legislators decided to amend the law in 2016 and began rolling out a legitimate state and local licensing...

Hemp is a Secret in Michigan

Hemp is a Secret in Michigan

Earlier this year, Michigan regulators decided that their hemp industry should be mostly kept under wraps. Citing privacy concerns, regulators have chosen not to share any license holder information, be it location or even trade name. However, it’s beginning to appear...

2018 Marijuana Industry Trends and Predictions

2018 Marijuana Industry Trends and Predictions

The Cannabiz Media team attended MJBizCon in Las Vegas this month where we listened to a variety of insightful speaker presentations, spoke with a long list of people working in different sectors of the marijuana industry, and showed off the Cannabiz Media Database,...

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The Social Impact of Cannabis Legalization in the United States

The Social Impact of Cannabis Legalization in the United States

While the economic impact of cannabis legalization is easy to track in terms of tax revenue and job growth, the social impacts require a bit more digging, particularly in relation to long-term trend analysis. Fortunately, the effects of cannabis legalization on...

Will 2020 be the Biggest Year for the U.S. Cannabis Industry?

Will 2020 be the Biggest Year for the U.S. Cannabis Industry?

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Why are Some States’ Cannabis Programs Lagging?

Why are Some States’ Cannabis Programs Lagging?

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