Items Tagged with 'Marijuana'


Accounting for the cannabis industry: Prepare yourself for tax scrutiny

September 30, 2019
In light of the recent legalization of recreational cannabis in Michigan, the industry is rapidly growing and changing. Business owners and entrepreneurs are seeing the infinite opportunities, but they should be aware of the many risk areas to avoid fallout. Read More

City mulls medical marijuana waivers

Ordinance places a 1,000-foot separation distance between marijuana businesses and ‘sensitive’ land uses.

August 16, 2019
Several medical marijuana waivers are being scrutinized by the Grand Rapids City Commission for their proximity to city parks. Read More

Marijuana conviction may be beneficial

Initiative offers discounts and mentorships to those disproportionately impacted by marijuana prohibition and enforcement.

July 26, 2019
Some municipalities in West Michigan soon will be eligible for marijuana-related resources that could impact the business community. Read More

First marijuana provision centers open in two counties

July 4, 2019
Muskegon County’s first licensed medical marijuana provision center is open, and Ottawa County’s first such establishment isn’t far behind. Read More

A budding future: Michigan contractors and marijuana facilities

February 28, 2019
In November 2008, Michigan became the 13th state to legalize medical marijuana. Since then, talk about marijuana use — and all the legalities involved — has been a hot topic. Then, in November 2018, voters in Michigan passed Proposal 1, which made the Great Lakes State the 10th state, and first in the Midwest, to legalize recreational marijuana. Although controversial to some, this thriving industry is continuing to expand, which means large grow facilities and dispensaries are popping up everywhere. Read More

New organization advocates for marijuana businesses

Michigan Cannabis Industry Association to offer membership meetings, networking opportunities.

February 1, 2019
There is a new alliance to advocate for the interests of both recreational and medical marijuana businesses in Michigan. Read More

Marijuana shops, approved by voters, now face regulatory gauntlet

With recreational users currently having no legal means of purchasing, law enforcement officials worry of growing black market.

February 1, 2019
Possessing and growing large quantities of recreational marijuana are now legal under a ballot proposal passed by voters in November. Read More

Prosecutor dropping some marijuana cases

November 15, 2018
| By AP
A prosecutor's office in the region is dropping some pending marijuana cases after voters in the state approved recreational use of the drug for people 21 and older. Read More

Communities saying no to marijuana businesses

November 13, 2018
| By AP
Some Michigan communities are already saying no to marijuana businesses after voters approved the use of the drug for people 21 and older. Read More

Marijuana implementation may take years

Businesses hoping to sell product will have to go through lengthy application process.

November 9, 2018
Michigan became the 10th state in the country, and the first in the Midwest, to legalize the use of recreational marijuana, but don’t celebrate just yet. Read More