Michigan Dispensaries Face Tough Decision Over New Regulations: Close or No License

Michigan marijuana businesses hoping to stay operational in the “gray area” before the state begins issuing licenses received some bad news on Tuesday.

Michigan lawmakers unveiled the new regulatory framework they hope will be the most effective method of oversight and tax revenue generation but warned current cannabis shops that staying open before the application process begins on Dec. 15 could put their chances of obtaining one of the highly-coveted licenses at risk.

The state isn’t requiring the ...

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Jack Herer Marijuana Strain Review

Strain Overview

The Scoop: Jack Herer is a lofty and inspired hybrid that was first cultivated by one of the resourceful breeders at Sensi Seeds. Perpetuating the notoriety of its deceased hemp-activist namesake, Jack is thought to be a cross between Shiva Skunk, Northern Lights #5, and an enigmatic Haze hybrid. Debatably considered one of the most victorious varieties competing in modern cannabis festivals, Jack Herer has taken home multiple ...

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California Smells Trouble, Bans Marijuana Drone Delivery

California lawmakers are working to beat a Jan. 1 deadline for the implementation of legal marijuana, and there are some very interesting inclusions in the Bureau of Cannabis Control’s newly-released licensing program regulations for businesses.

While the legal cannabis industry is poised to create a plethora of new jobs in California, one sector that apparently won’t see much growth is marijuana delivery drivers — unless they want to get their commercial ...

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Blumenauer and Rohrabacher: “We Need Permanent Protections!”

U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), co-chairs of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, issued a press release on Tuesday clarifying the importance of extending the existing safeguards that currently protect medical marijuana states and their patients into FY 2018.

Last Wednesday, Congress voted to protect medical marijuana through Dec. 8, 2017 – effectively blocking the Department of Justice (DOJ) from prosecuting medical marijuana patients and businesses that ...

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Trump Protects State Medical Marijuana Laws With Budget Extension

Crucial medical marijuana protections at the federal level were scheduled to expire on Sept. 30, potentially jeopardizing the therapeutic relief of millions of patients — not to mention putting countless businesses and industry jobs at risk. On a larger note, Sept. 30 would also mark the start of a government shutdown if a budget agreement or extension were not agreed upon and signed by President Trump.

On Friday, the House of Representatives submitted a budget proposal that ...

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Study: National Medical Marijuana Could Save Thousands of Lives Annually

A new study published by the University of Indiana (IU) indicates that medical marijuana, if legalized nationally, could be a true lifesaver.

Per the Indiana study, approximately 47,500 American lives could be saved annually if medical marijuana were legalized nationally.

Authored by Dr. Thomas M. Clark, the IU research scrutinized studies published since 2000 and evaluated the impact of legalized medical marijuana on potentially fatal diseases and American “mortality.”

Research methodology:

“The effects ...

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