Cannabis Industry Update:
Your toolbox of regulations, licensing activity, insights, and news for the Michigan cannabis industry
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.
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.
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome
- Chronic/Severe/Intractable Pain
- Muscle Spasticity
- Crohn’s Disease / Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Hepatitis C
- Nail Patella Syndrome
- Tourette Syndrome
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Crohn’s Disease / Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Spinal Cord Injury/Disease
Michigan News & Insights:
It’s not uncommon for states to allow local municipalities to ban marijuana sales within their borders, but in doing so, they’re limiting access to the medical marijuana that patients within those cities and towns need. As a result, patients have three options. They...
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,...
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...
It took eight years, but a regulatory framework for growing and selling medical marijuana in Michigan has been finalized at last. Unfortunately, the regulations favor over-regulation — something that Cannabiz Media reveals as a factor that limits the growth potential...
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