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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Marijuana-related arrests in Lansing are way down in recent years, and not just because of the proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

The Lansing City Council met Monday evening to discuss the medical marijuana ordinance as a Committee of the Whole.

 

Because the meeting was followed by their regularly scheduled council meeting, the only issue they had time to get to was the option of whether to include a commission.

 

A commission is a group who reviews applications for licenses for medical marijuana establishments. Without a commission, the applications would go through the city clerk’s office.

 

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero On WKAR Tuesday Morning

Jun 12, 2017
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Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero will be on WKAR's "Morning Edition" on June 13 between 8:30-9:00 a.m.

Host Brooke Allen will ask the mayor about his views on Medical Marijuana as part of WKAR's special reports on Marijuana in Michigan.

She will also ask questions about the LEPFA taking over of management of Groesbeck golf course.

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The petition drive to place legalized marijuana on the November 2018 ballot in Michigan is underway. 


Marijuana Or Marihuana?

Jun 12, 2017
http://www.legislature.mi.gov

There’s a slight difference in spelling that you’ll find if you see the word “marijuana” written out casually, and in Michigan politics as “marihuana.” But the variance of an “h” versus a “j” in the center of the word actually has a long history behind it.


After both medical and recreational marijuana were legalized this year's crop of Lansing city council candidates are tasked with taking a position on the future of marijuana in the city.
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The Lansing City Council meets Monday, June 12 to discuss the latest draft of their medical marijuana ordinance.


MAP: Where is Marijuana Legal? Where is it Not?

Jun 11, 2017

This map shows 26 states and the District of Columbia which currently have laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form.

MAP: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Lansing

Jun 10, 2017

Here is a map of 40 medical marijuana dispensaries in Lansing, Michigan.

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