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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.

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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.

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Action on the state’s budget is expected to pick up this week.

The state of Michigan has added cerebral palsy to a list of conditions for which people can register to use medical marijuana.

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A state agency is creating four groups to come up with suggestions on regulating marijuana in Michigan.

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.

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New analysis shows Lansing, Grand Rapids and several of Metro Detroit’s Downriver communities are experiencing higher rates of opioid overdoses. 

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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.