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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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.

State legislators have stalled an attempt to repeal a statute that regulates vehicular transportation of marijuana.

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On Wednesday, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs' Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation director Andrew Brisbo updated WKAR's Brooke Allen about the business licensing process. He also discussed a deadline on February 15. 


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Plans are moving forward for an industrial park in mid-Michigan where marijuana would be grown.

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An official says a pending lawsuit by a business group over medical marijuana regulations in Detroit means the industry will be on hold in the city until it's resolved.

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The state is processing the first applications for medical marijuana licenses.

As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, more than a hundred background checks are already underway. 


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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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