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Michigan Governor Uses Executive Authority to Fix Cannabis Regulatory Agencies

Michigan Governor Uses Executive Authority to Fix Cannabis Regulatory Agencies

Politicians and law enforcement are often stumbling blocks for medical cannabis laws and cannabis legalization efforts. Nowhere has that been as obvious as in the state of Michigan. Although it has been more than a decade since State voters past a medical cannabis law with a nearly two-thirds majority, activists across the state know that […]

´╗┐Michigan Activists Sue to Change Cannabis’ Schedule I Status

´╗┐Michigan Activists Sue to Change Cannabis’ Schedule I Status

Michigan activists are banding together to push back against the state’s legal code. Yes, it is true that medical cannabis has been legal in Michigan since 2008, and 2018 saw the legalization of recreational adult cannabis in the Great Lakes State. However, cannabis is currently listed as a Schedule 1 substance in the state’s Controlled […]

Corrupt Michigan Lawmakers Move to Ban Home Grows

Corrupt Michigan Lawmakers Move to Ban Home Grows

For the second time in a decade, Michigan voters made it clear on Election Day that they support comprehensive reform of cannabis laws across the state. 2008 saw a nearly two-thirds majority of Michigan voters supporting the state’s medical cannabis act. There was also a strong margin for the passage of the new recreational legalization […]

Michigan Legalizes Cannabis, Missouri and Utah Pass Medical Cannabis Laws

Michigan Legalizes Cannabis, Missouri and Utah Pass Medical Cannabis Laws

With an impressive voter turnout that may challenge previous midterm records, Michigan has officially passed its legalization ballot initiative. Proposition 1 will allow adults ages 21 or older who live in the state of Michigan to grow up to 12 cannabis plants in their own home. By December 6th, Michigan law enforcement will have to […]

Thanks to Activists, Michigan’s Medical Cannabis Law Could Cover More People

Thanks to Activists, Michigan’s Medical Cannabis Law Could Cover More People

Since its passage in 2008, the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act has received significant scrutiny, both from those who want to expand safe access to cannabis and those who want to maintain the status quo of prohibition. The one thing that most people can agree on is that the language of the Act, in retrospect, didn’t […]

Drug Policy Reform Advocates Speak, Change Hearts in West Michigan

Drug Policy Reform Advocates Speak, Change Hearts in West Michigan

Last week Thursday, I had the immense pleasure of hearing two inspirational world-changers speak at a local venue in my hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Major Neill Franklin (Ret.), the Executive Director for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and Ethan Nadelmann from the Drug Policy Alliance spoke to a full house at the Wealthy Street Theatre […]

Michigan Mom’s Charges for Not Drugging Daughter Dropped

Michigan Mom’s Charges for Not Drugging Daughter Dropped

Sometimes, the stories about the efforts of Child Protective Services leave everyone who hears them wondering if the organization has gone completely off the rails. A case where criminal charges stemming from a child removal incident has been resolved by a judge who upheld the dismissal of the charges, and this case is definitely one […]

Michigan Dispensary, Medible and Concentrate Bills Move to Senate Vote

Michigan Dispensary, Medible and Concentrate Bills Move to Senate Vote

Lawmakers in the state of Michigan have taken a substantial step forward. A pair of bills that would clarify the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act has finally moved out of Senate committee and will be put to a general vote. One bill, HB 4271, would expand the law to explicitly allow for dispensaries (or provisioning centers) […]

SWAT’s Up: Michigan Cops Arrest and Charge Ganja Grandmother

SWAT’s Up: Michigan Cops Arrest and Charge Ganja Grandmother

Some days in Michigan, it’s hard to remember that we’re making progress. Even as public opinion has turned against the War on Drugs, law enforcement continues to crack down on cannabis users and growers, including licensed growers and caregivers. Given the economic condition of our state, it is beyond frustrating to see copious police resources […]

Bree Freed! Michigan Medical Marijuana Family Regains Custody of Infant

Bree Freed! Michigan Medical Marijuana Family Regains Custody of Infant

Photos courtesy of Steve and Maria Green After weeks of court-ordered separation, Bree Green has finally been returned to the custody of her parents. Things are going better for the Green family now than when we last posted about them. Steve and Maria Green’s daughter had been removed by Child Protective Services because of now-dismissed […]