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Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and get their first foothold in the Midwest. Michigan and North Dakota, where voters previously authorized medical marijuana, will decide if the drug should be legal for any adult 21 and older. 

According to a new study, legalizing recreational marijuana would net half a billion dollars in new state tax revenue over its first five years.

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Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth and Morning Edition Host Emily Fox discuss the week’s political news.


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A Michigan judge has halted plans by state regulators that would have shuttered nearly 100 medical marijuana businesses as part of a newly approved set of licensing rules.

Michigan regulators on Tuesday again extended the deadline for medical marijuana businesses to be licensed, allowing 108 facilities to continue operating while warning that 98 others will be issued cease-and-desist letters if they do not close by the end of the week.

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As both parties continue pumping funds into the 2018 race, Michigan Democrats hope to cash in on another kind of green.

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has asked the state police to look into whether any state officials are on the take related to the state's medical marijuana market.

Michigan voters will decide whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.

An industrial park intended for growing medical marijuana in mid-Michigan is starting to take shape.

Huge Pot Farm Coming To Great Lakes Region

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Canada is moving to legalize recreational use of marijuana, and officials say it could happen this fall. As suppliers gear up for the change, a 1 million-square-foot pot greenhouse being built near Lake Ontario is raising some concerns. Great Lakes Today's  Angelica Morrison reports from the town of Niagara on the Lake, which has been best known for wineries and a summer theater festival.


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Republican legislative leaders are at odds as a deadline nears to enact a marijuana legalization measure or let it go to a statewide vote in November.

On the April 28-29, 2018 edition of Current State: new information in the case against an MSU Dean; a one-on-one with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver; gluten-free diets; a free recordings of nationally televised concerts in East Lansing and more. 


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The Latest on Michigan ballot initiatives (all times local):


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Michigan's elections bureau says enough signatures have been gathered for ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana for recreational use and repeal a law requiring higher wages on state construction projects.

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Ann Arbor is temporarily halting new medical marijuana dispensaries after more than 30 recently applied for permits to operate in the city.

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