Cannabis Industry News

Doubling of adult-use cannabis tax disbursements demonstrates regulated market working

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Cannabis Manufacturers Association today reacted to the near doubling of adult-use excise tax revenue disbursements to local governments for the 2021 fiscal year, representing a significant influx of funds for police, fire and other services Michiganders rely on every day. The milestone highlights the need to pass the bipartisan Michigan

Disastrous fire highlights need to protect neighborhoods, communities from large, illegal cannabis operations

LANSING, Mich. — A Macomb Daily report revealed a disastrous fire on Tuesday in an industrial building in Roseville was caused by a large, illegal cannabis grow operation. The fire could have resulted in serious injury or death. The unlicensed, unregulated grow operation, which for years had also resulted in odor complaints from nearby residents,

MCMA applauds Gov. Whitmer’s signing of landmark Delta 8 THC legislation

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Cannabis Manufacturers Association today applauded Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s signing of landmark bipartisan legislation that requires hemp-based Delta 8 THC and all other intoxicants that mimic a cannabis high to be regulated by the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA).   Gov. Whitmer’s signature of the legislation follows bipartisan approval of the

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Hemp Industry Daily: Michigan House advances legislation to regulate delta-8 THC

State lawmakers in Michigan on Tuesday approved a package of bills requiring hemp-derived delta-8 THC, along with other intoxicants that mimic a cannabis high, to be regulated by the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency. The Michigan House Regulatory Reform Committee unanimously approved the bills, which now advance to the full House for a vote. The action,

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MCMA testifies on Delta 8 THC legislation

The Michigan Cannabis Manufacturers Association on Tuesday testified in support of legislation requiring the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency to regulate hemp-based Delta 8 THC products, which mimic a cannabis high and have flooded the marketplace. The legislation includes state House Bills 4740-4745 and House Bill 4517. One of the guiding principles of the MCMA is

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Unfair microbusiness proposal would undermine marijuana industry

The Michigan Cannabis Manufacturers Association today called on the Michigan Senate to scrap proposed legislation that would allow microbusinesses to skirt licensing requirements and do an end-run around the will of the voters. Senate Bill 1095 would create an unfair playing field, opening the floodgates to so-called microbusinesses that would not have to play by

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MJ Biz: Michigan cannabis group urges faster track for social equity applicants

A Michigan cannabis trade association is calling on state regulators to make social equity candidates eligible for adult-use marijuana licenses a year early but keep a moratorium until December 2021 for other recreational applicants. State regulators recently said they were considering making recreational-only licenses available in November, a year ahead of schedule. Michigan allowed existing

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MCMA announces plan to boost entrepreneurship in adult-use cannabis market

The Michigan Cannabis Manufacturers Association today announced a plan to boost entrepreneurship in Michigan’s adult-use cannabis market for applicants disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition and enforcement and calls on the Marijuana Regulatory Agency to act on the recommendation. The plan would make current Social Equity designees eligible for adult-use-only marijuana licenses a year early. “Our

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