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Starting in November, the state of Michigan will begin accepting license applications for recreational marijuana businesses. However, don’t expect to start seeing these businesses open up for some time. WKAR’s government and politics reporter Abigail Censky spoke to Lansing State Journal reporter Sarah Lehr about new marijuana legislation approved by the Lansing City Council.

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The city of Lansing will be making the rules that govern recreational marijuana by modifying their rules on medical marijuana. Lansing State Journal reporter Sarah Lehr reports on city council and she joined WKAR’s Abigail Censky in the studio to discuss the potential changes. Below are highlights of their conversation.

WKAR Special Report: Marijuana in Michigan
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The City of Lansing has finished the first phase of the review and appeal process for medical marijuana provisioning centers approving 20 for operation and denying 65 others. 


Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope said it was a long and painstaking process. 


“We learned a lot so we’re hoping to do it better with phase two with the next five licenses,” said Swope. 


While deciding which applications to approve and which to deny, Swope said he focused on the economic costs and benefits to the city.


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Medical marijuana shops that don't have a full state license yet have won another reprieve from a judge.

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Michigan lawmakers are moving to curb unlicensed medical marijuana shops by threatening their ability to get licensed if they stay open after June 1.

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A Michigan judge has blocked yet another attempt by state officials to shut down unlicensed medical marijuana provisioning centers.

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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Meridian Township supervisor Ronald Styka discussed the community's future on the March 11, 2019, edition of Monday with the Mayor. He talked about new development plans for downtown Okemos, plans to bring in medical marijuana businesses and what the city has learned from abuse survivor Brianne Randall-Gay. Styka also talked about his favorite mural in the city.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is abolishing Michigan's medical marijuana licensing board and folding its functions into a newly created regulatory agency.


A Michigan Court of Appeals ruling could reinforce zero-tolerance workplace rules for marijuana even in cases in which a person has a medical marijuana card.