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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 Budget Breakthrough In Works As Gretchen Whitmer, GOP Near Deal

LANSING – A months-long budget standoff could be nearing an end, as Michigan lawmakers moved bills Wednesday to reappropriate some $459 million of the nearly $1 billion Gov. Gretchen Whitmer line-item vetoed from the state’s 2020 budget. Millions of dollars would be returned to programs that fund rural police patrols, charter schools, isolated school districts,

By |2019-12-05T09:15:34-05:00December 5th, 2019|Featured, Politics/Government|

Michigan Marijuana Report Offering Free December Ads For 2020 Sponsorships

ANN ARBOR - The Michigan Marijuana Report (www.mimarijuanareport.com) is looking forward to a huge year in 2020.  Our readership grows at an explosive rate as more and more people are interested in the evolving cannabis business and all of the opportunities that it brings. As you can see in many other industries, there is always

By |2019-12-04T10:09:13-05:00December 4th, 2019|Featured, Marijuana Business, News|

Cannabis Update: Vape Ban, Physical Security, Hemp Law, Recreational Sales Begin

ROYAL OAK - Cannabis is again the focus of M2 Techcast - now MITech TV - as Michigan allowed recreational cannabis sales on Sunday. Today’s show begins with Penny Milkey from Northern Specialty Health in Houghton - who has not yet received her recreational sale license - will talk about the prohibition on Vape sales

By |2019-12-05T09:16:20-05:00December 2nd, 2019|M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Birmingham Angels Made Investments In Two Companies

BIRMINGHAM - Birmingham Angels, managed by City Side Ventures, has made investments in two companies that presented to the group in September. The two companies were REZA (high end streetwear shoes, etc.) and Commando Lock (building the highest quality locks seen in the US market in recent memory). A Kauffman Foundation study showed 90% of

By |2019-12-01T20:41:00-05:00December 1st, 2019|Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Strategic Communication For A Marijuana Microbusiness

MUSKEGON - The need for communication (aka marketing or public relations) might seem like something to do when you get close to opening your marijuana microbusiness. But waiting to plan and prepare will leave you scrambling and behind the competition. You need to work on creating a communication plan and tactics as you go through

By |2019-12-01T20:41:21-05:00December 1st, 2019|Guest Columns|

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|

Lock Down Your Gmail Account With Advanced Protection Program

SAN FRANCISCO - You keep a lot of sensitive information in your Google account -- bank account balances, email addresses and phone numbers, pictures of your face, your friends' faces, your family. If you want to protect that sensitive data with the highest level of security you can get, you'll want to take a look at

By |2019-12-01T19:49:22-05:00December 1st, 2019|Cyber Defense|

The Hemp Law Group Updates Clients On Ever Changing State, Federal Regulations

ANN ARBOR – In December 2018, the Farm Bill was signed into law, and with it growing industrial hemp was legalized nationwide. The Farm Bill also bolstered a practice area for The Hemp Law Group, powered by J. Colton Legal. “We have been working with people in the Hemp space for two-and-a-half years,” Colton said.

By |2019-12-01T16:30:58-05:00December 1st, 2019|Marijuana Business, News|

Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Cybertruck Drag Coefficient As Low As 0.3

Last week we covered how the Tesla Cybertruck’s aerodynamics might be better than its boxy shape suggests, and today Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded to the numbers and suggested that the Cybertruck could get a Cd (drag coefficient) as low as .3 – quite impressive for a pickup truck. In the last post, we went over some

By |2019-12-01T16:20:54-05:00December 1st, 2019|Auto Tech|