Budtenders to be in high demand as Michigan preps to license medical marijuana dispensaries

With medical marijuana on the cusp of becoming a bona fide industry in Michigan, the people who educate customers and sell the product in dispensaries — budtenders in marijuana lingo — will be in high demand. Across the state, as dispensaries prepare to open, owners will be seeking hundreds of […]

These 5 States Are Not Making It East To Legalize Marijuana

While many states are standing in the way of marijuana legalization, they usually aren’t outright sabotaging efforts to do so. Even politicians who don’t support cannabis end up implementing the new laws if the voters want it. But some states will go to extreme lengths to prevent the voters’ will […]

Michigan Takes Another Step Towards Legalizing Marijuana

The push to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use got a boost Friday when a deadline for opposition groups to challenge petition signatures passed and no one stepped up. Now it will be up to the Secretary of State’s election office to review a 500-signature sample of the 362,102 signatures that were […]

Marijuana Legalization Group To Submit 360k Signatures For Michigan Proposal

 A group seeking to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan has cleared a fund-raising hurdle and is preparing to submit roughly 360,000 signatures to the state for a potential 2018 ballot proposal. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol plans to file petitions Monday. “We have been working hard all summer […]

Recreational Marijuana Could End Up On Michigan Ballot In 2018

LANSING — When the coalition to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use turned in petition signatures to the Secretary of State on Monday, the group added to what could be a crowded ballot next November. Other ballot proposals, including the way district lines are drawn for local, state and federal elected offices, are […]

Detroit Passes Vote to Ease Restrictions on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Detroit voters said “yes” to relaxing restrictions on medical marijuana facilities, making it easier for dispensaries to open and operate in the city. With more than 96% of the precincts reporting late Tuesday, the “yes” vote for one proposal was leading with 60% of the vote. The “yes” vote on the second proposal, […]

Michigan Makes a 180˚ Allowing Medical Marijuana Shops to Remain Open

LANSING, Mich. — In an about-face, Michigan regulators said Wednesday that medical marijuana businesses can stay open while seeking a state license as long as they have been operating with the approval of their local community. The announcement came after the state previously gave dispensary shops until Dec. 15 to close […]

Northern Michigan University Becomes First to Offer a Degree in Cannabis

Students at a Michigan university might have to do a double-take when they look over the school’s degree options. After all, what college lets someone major in marijuana studies? But that’s exactly what Northern Michigan University is offering as part of a four-year bachelor of science program. It doesn’t seem like a […]

Michigan Expects High Number of Medical Marijuana Applications

Officials are expecting a rush Dec. 15 when Michigan begins offering applications to people who want to start a medical marijuana business and be part of what is expected to be a $700-million-a-year industry in the state. “We may have 50. We may have 1,500. We may have 5,000,” Shelly Edgerton, […]