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Michiganders Bought $3.3 Million Worth Of Marijuana In First Two Weeks Of Legalization

LANSING - During the first two weeks of December, residents bought more than $3 million worth of marijuana at recreational retailers, which provided $515,051 in tax revenues, the state said Tuesday. The second week of sales totaled $1.47 million and resulted in $147,371 in excise tax revenue and $97,265 in sales tax revenue, the Marijuana

By |2019-12-20T15:16:08-05:00December 18th, 2019|Featured, Marijuana Business, News|

Whitmer Signs Wayfair Bills, With a Warning About Internet Sales Tax

LANSING - Legislation codifying into state law a U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding internet sales tax provisions for online retail entities and setting other requirements has been signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. But Whitmer, in signing the bills Thursday, criticized the inclusion of language in HB 4540 (PA 143, effective January 1), HB 4541 (PA 144,

By |2019-12-20T15:18:04-05:00December 13th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Enbridge Waited 2 Months Before Reporting Line 5 Tunnel Equipment Loss

LANSING - Enbridge waited two months to report to the state the loss of some equipment on the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac while conducting geotechnical drilling ahead of the potential Line 5 tunnel project and likely will have to leave the debris until spring 2020. According to media reports this week, Enbridge was

By |2019-12-09T07:30:20-05:00December 8th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Internet Sales Tax Bills Sent To Whitmer

LANSING - The state is close to being in line for a potential annual windfall of tens of millions in new revenue after the Senate passed legislation Wednesday requiring the collection of sales tax from online retailers and sent the package to Governor Gretchen Whitmer's desk. Passing the Senate were HB 4540, HB 4541, HB 4542 and HB 4543. The

By |2019-12-05T09:15:21-05:00December 5th, 2019|Featured, Politics/Government|

Michigan Senate To Begin Discussion On House Gaming Package This Week

LANSING - Fresh off the holiday break, a Michigan Senate panel will dive into discussions next week on a package of online gaming and sports betting bills sent over from the House. Senate Regulatory Reform Committee Chair Sen. Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton) said an initial conversation about the House gaming package will be on the agenda Tuesday. The

By |2019-12-01T20:41:36-05:00December 1st, 2019|Politics/Government|

Nessel Unveils ‘Crackdown Team,’ Hotline In Fight Against Robocalls

LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel unveiled 12 initiatives Thursday aimed at cracking down on Michigan's robocalling problem, as roughly 1.3 billion robocalls have been placed to residents so far in 2019. Part of the initiatives will include launching a statewide educational speaking tour next year to educate residents on robocalls, introducing a "scam

By |2019-11-20T17:17:58-05:00November 17th, 2019|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

22 Candidates On Michigan Presidential Primary Ballot

LANSING - Michigan Voters will have 22 candidates – 18 Democrats and four Republicans – to select from during the state's March 10 presidential primary, including the newest Democratic candidate former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. President Donald Trump headlines the Republican candidates in the race but has three competitors for the GOP nomination:

By |2019-11-10T11:02:10-05:00November 10th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

State Agency Has Granted 41 Marijuana Prequalifications

LANSING - The Marijuana Regulatory Agency provided 41 applicants with prequalification status – the first step toward licensure – in the first week it has been accepting applications. In total, the state has received 58 prequalification applications and 43 applications for a state license. The state has received state license applications for Class B growers

By |2019-11-14T11:00:03-05:00November 10th, 2019|Marijuana Business, News|

Michigan Attorney General Executes Search Warrant On Detroit IT Dept. In Duggan Investigation

LANSING - A spokesperson for Attorney General Dana Nessel confirmed Friday that a search warrant had been executed on Detroit's information technology department as part of an ongoing investigation into Mayor Mike Duggan and his involvement with the nonprofit Make Your Date. The execution of the warrant was first reported by the Detroit Free Press. Due to

By |2019-11-14T11:01:23-05:00November 10th, 2019|News, Politics, Politics/Government|

Applications Continue To Roll In For Recreational Marijuana

LANSING - The state continues to receive applications from businesses seeking to get in on the recreational pot market after it opened Nov. 1. As of Monday, the state received 43 applications for prequalification and 34 applications for state licenses, up from 34 and 18 on Friday, respectively. Of the state license applications, 16 are

By |2019-11-04T19:48:08-05:00November 4th, 2019|Marijuana Business, News|