Marijuana in Michigan

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In 2008, Michigan voters approved medical marijuana use. Ten years later, Michigan voters may be asked to legalize recreational marijuana use.

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As both the city of Lansing and the state of Michigan prepare to initiate new guidelines regarding medical marijuana, the WKAR News team is reporting on all angles.

We are also updating this section with stories on the push to legalize marijuana statewide in 2018.

WKAR Special Report: Marijuana in Michigan
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Michigan voters will decide whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.

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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.

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A group opposed to legalizing marijuana in Michigan is now asking the Legislature to adopt an initiative to do just that, As Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta reports, the opposition group says legalizing pot is pretty much a sure thing at this point.


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Marijuana-infused beer, wine, and spirits would be outlawed under a bill adopted by the state Senate.


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The City of Lansing continues to review applications for medical marijuana business licenses, and so far, few have been approved. Katie Cook reports.

 


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A state board is starting to move faster to finalize business licenses to grow, transport, test, and sell medical marijuana. As we hear from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, the marijuana board added three meetings to its schedule between now and the end of the year.


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The state House Republican leader says it’s still possible lawmakers will vote on legalizing marijuana in Michigan. But, as we hear from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, he says it is unlikely.


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People who want a license to grow or sell medical marijuana in Michigan have yet more confusing circumstances to deal with when it comes to getting licensed.


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It appears the question of legalizing marijuana in Michigan is headed to the November ballot.

As we hear from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, a state elections board has certified the campaign has enough petition signatures to take the next step.


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Michigan regulators have allowed the first marijuana businesses to start the process toward being licensed to operate in the newly regulated and taxed industry.

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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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The opioid crisis and other drug issues are creating a fast-growing risk on Michigan roads, says an expert who spoke to Michigan officers and traffic safety managers. 


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The organizers of a marijuana rally in Ann Arbor hope this year's event will be the last before cannabis is legalized in Michigan.

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Michigan officials have shuttered 40 medical marijuana businesses across the state.

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