Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Counselors Could Continue To Practice Under Bill Sent To Whitmer By Rick Pluta • Oct 17, 2019 Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU Licensed mental health counselors in the state will be allowed to continue diagnosing and treating patients under a bill adopted Thursday by the state Senate. The bill is now in its way to Governor Gretchen Whitmer for her to sign or veto. Listen Listening... / 0:42 Michigan Opioid Prescriptions Down 15 Percent Last Year By Associated Press • Jun 18, 2019 flickr/frankieleon The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs says the number of opioids dispensed in the state decreased by 15 percent in 2018 compared with the year before. Budget Action Expected In Michigan Legislature This Week By Cheyna Roth • Apr 29, 2019 Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU Action on the state’s budget is expected to pick up this week. Listen Listening... / 0:35 Michigan OKs Medical Marijuana Use To Treat Cerebral Palsy By Associated Press • Mar 11, 2019 The state of Michigan has added cerebral palsy to a list of conditions for which people can register to use medical marijuana. Groups To Advise Michigan Agency On Regulating Marijuana By Associated Press • Feb 26, 2019 Brett Levin / Flickr Creative Commons A state agency is creating four groups to come up with suggestions on regulating marijuana in Michigan. Michigan Seeks To Revoke License of Detroit Funeral Home By Associated Press • Feb 15, 2019 Michigan regulators are seeking to revoke the licenses of a Detroit funeral home and its manager after discovering 63 fetuses in boxes and freezers last year. Lansing, Detroit Experiencing Higher Rates of Opioid Overdoses By Reginald Hardwick • Apr 12, 2018 publicdomainpictures New analysis shows Lansing, Grand Rapids and several of Metro Detroit’s Downriver communities are experiencing higher rates of opioid overdoses. Michigan Issues Closure Orders To 210 Marijuana Shops By Associated Press • Mar 29, 2018 Dank Depot / flickr creative commons Michigan has ordered the closure of 210 dispensaries and other medical marijuana businesses that failed to apply for a state license by a mid-February deadline.