It was Nov 6th 2018… a date many will never forget…a date many never perceived marijuana would become legal in their lifetime… So many friends disappeared into the legal system, so many lives and families ruined…and so much potential suppressed. The legal system made its money and had its glory days and surely they will…
When Proposal 1 passed in 2018 in Michigan for the  adult recreational use of cannabis many employers wondered as to how that would impact their drug policies. An employer can refuse to hire an applicant and terminate an employee who tests positive for marijuana. Employers can still follow a drug-free policy. That does not change. In…
Low-income court defendants across the country have found themselves in a never-ending cycle of fines, jail, probation and debt. To punish him for high school truancy in 1999, Tennessee officials told him he would not be able to legally drive until he turned 21. He drove anyway, incurring two tickets and racking up more than…
What is MRTMA? On November 6, 2018, Michigan voters approved Proposal 1, creating the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA).  Among other things, this Act delegates responsibility for marijuana licensing, regulation and enforcement to the Michigan Department of Regulatory Affairs (LARA). LARA’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) is responsible for the oversight of medical and…
Michigan is months away from licensing recreational marijuana businesses and opening a new chapter in the state’s cannabis industry.  Originally Posted in MLive Here Emergency rules were released this month by state officials to ensure that they meet a December deadline to launch the industry — or risk losing control.  The 64-page document includes details for…
Many Michigan cities are opting out of recreational marijuana. Opting out of making money…OK. Alcona  Greenbush Township Gustin Township Mikado Township Allegan  Allegan Township Cheshire Township Heath Township Overisel Township Plainwell Saugatuck Trowbridge Township Wayland Township Alpena Aplena Charter Township Sanborn Township Antrim – Bellaire– Custer Township– Village of Elk Rapids– Elk Rapids Township– Forest…
Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency released emergency regulations for businesses planning on entering the recreational marijuana marketplace.  Here are some FAQs Can one buy recreational marijuana in Michigan now? Recreational Retail Sales are still months away but you can still grow and gift your own. You cannot sell it. On November 1, 2019, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency will…
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July 2019 The House of Representatives approved a measure to prevent the DOJ from interfering with individual state marijuana laws, including those allowing recreational use, cultivation and sales. The amendment, would also shield cannabis laws in Washington, D.C. and U.S. territories, is attached to a large-scale appropriations bill to fund parts of the federal government…
Recreational marijuana smoking lounges, festivals and home delivery are soon to be allowed in Michigan. They are defined under a set of emergency rules state officials released. These rules have defined the launch of the recreational cannabis market in Michigan. The release was signed Tuesday by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The rules outline how the new adult-use market will function…