Cannabis advocate-turned small town politician Jamie Cooper fought a hard race for a seat on her hometown of Grand Haven’s City Council. Her progressive platform included education on cannabis in Michigan’s emerging market, and her perspective as a woman, wife, mother, and businesswoman, for positive change in her community.... Read more
Cannabis shops rake in $221,000 on first day of Michigan’s legal sales
Michigan pot shops generated $221,000 in sales Sunday during the state’s first day of legal recreational marijuana purchases — generated by three licensed facilities in Ann Arbor. The total on the first day of legal adult use sales in Michigan doesn’t include the $22,100 paid to the state because of the... Read more
More than a year after voters in Michigan approved a measure legalizing pot, thousands of people from across the Great Lakes region lined up at stores throughout the state to make an historic purchase. “I wanted to be a part of history,” said Kelly Savage, a 25-year-old from Columbus,... Read more
Sunday marks first day of recreational marijuana sales in Michigan, draws large crowds
Hundreds of people lined the blocks outside local marijuana dispensaries early Sunday morning as Ann Arbor businesses Exclusive Brands, Arbors Wellness and Greenstone Provisions opened sales of marijuana to recreational users for the first time. The stores are three of six retail shops in the state of Michigan licensed to sell... Read more
Recreational marijuana sales will begin after 10 a.m. Sunday in Michigan
LANSING, MI — The first commercial recreational marijuana sales in Michigan are expected to occur after 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. The Michigan Regulatory Agency on Wednesday, Nov. 27, announced it plans to officially transfer product currently licensed under the medical marijuana to the recreational side for sale at... Read more
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Friday halted the sale of marijuana vaping products until they are tested for a compound that has been identified as a culprit in e-cigarette-related lung illnesses. The state Marijuana Regulatory Agency’s emergency rules, which prohibit vitamin E acetate, apply to existing medical marijuana... Read more
Webinar Next Week: Michigan’s Recreational Market – What Comes Next?
The Midwest is becoming a major player in the cannabis industry and Michigan is now accepting applications for its adult-use cannabis licenses with the launch date fast approaching. Join our expert panel as we provide insights into the Michigan adult-use market: an update on what has transpired so far,... Read more
Michigan pauses sale of marijuana vaping products, bans vitamin E acetate
Michigan regulators have temporarily paused the sale of marijuana vaping products as they implement new safety standards spurred by an outbreak of lung injuries. Also, regulators banned on Friday the use of vitamin E acetate, an additive that’s been linked to the injuries, in the vaping products. The changes... Read more
Michigan recreational marijuana sales may be delayed by a day or two
The first day of recreational marijuana sales in Michigan, originally slated to commence Dec. 1, could be delayed a day or two, Marijuana Regulatory Agency Director Andrew Brisbo revealed during an industry summit in Metro Detroit Thursday, Nov. 21. The first question posed to him during a marijuana industry... Read more
Michigan awards first marijuana licenses, paving way for December 1 sales
The state’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency delivered the first five recreational marijuana licenses Tuesday, paving the way for sales of legal weed to anyone 21 or older. Licenses went to Exclusive Brands in Ann Arbor, which has a grow operation, a processing facility and a medical marijuana dispensary. Another went... Read more

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