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.

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Applications for medical marijuana licenses became available Friday. The process got off to a slower start than some expected. But as Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports, the state was ready for anything.


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With the December 15th deadline approaching for marijuana facilities in Lansing to apply for licenses, some dispensary owners are finishing up their applications, and others are cutting their losses.  WKAR’s Katie Cook has more.

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Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has issued an executive order allowing medical marijuana provisioning centers in the city to continue operating as long as they apply for a city license by Friday. 

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Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor joined WKAR's Brooke Allen for "Mondays with the Mayor" on December 11th. 


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Just days after Gov. Rick Snyder issued rules policing medical marijuana businesses, we learned how the  the state will begin accepting license applications under a new regulatory system. Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs' Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation director Andrew Brisbo talked about the process with WKAR's Brooke Allen on "Morning Edition." 


Gov. Rick Snyder has issued temporary rules less than two weeks before Michigan's new medical marijuana licensing system begins.

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On WKAR's "Morning Edition" with Brooke Allen, Lansing city clerk Chris Swope said the city has received no applications to operate a medical marijuana business in the coming year.  He also said there may be more changes to the newest ordinance tonight.


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WKAR's Brooke Allen talked with law enforcement about new saliva tests being used to test for drugs. She separated fact from fiction with a Washtenaw county Sheriff Deputy. 


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A state department is taking a little longer to release medical marijuana licensing rules. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth has more.


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Michigan is one big step closer to voting on marijuana legalization. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth explains an initiative turned in its signatures to get on the 20-18 ballot Monday.


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A ballot committee proposing to legalize the use of marijuana for recreational purposes in Michigan is set to submit more than 360,000 voter signatures in a bid for a statewide vote in 2018.

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The state announced the price tag Friday for applications to grow, sell or transport medical marijuana. The application fee will be 6-thousand dollars. It’s a one-time, non-refundable fee. That’s on top of up to 5-thousand dollars that municipalities can charge for an application.


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The city of Lansing began accepting medical marijuana provisioning center applications on Thursday. 

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Michigan residents who want to get into the medical marijuana business had their last shot at a training session Wednesday. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports the last session was held in Lansing. 


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This week's Current State focuses on the opioid crisis. MSU's pyschiatry chair explains the potency of drug overdoses and East Lansing police dept. shares how it stays prepared for overdoses. We update people on the statewide application process for medical marijuana. Current Sports' Al Martin reviews the MSU football team's great start and a special charity game played Sunday.


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