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Blain Becktold Talks About Industrial Hemp Outlook For Michigan in 2020

ROYAL OAK - iHemp's Blain Becktold makes predictions for industrial hemp production in Michigan in 2020 and tells farmers they should consider adding hemp to their fields. To view this video from MITech TV, click on the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUtE7I_RvAg&t=5s

By |2020-02-20T19:38:20-05:00February 20th, 2020|Featured, Hemp, Marijuana Business, News|

Green Wolverine Provides Training For Hemp Farmers

ROYAL OAK - Want to become a Hemp farmer but don't know how? Green Wolverine, a club formed at the University of Michigan, is offering monthly seminars to teach you how to grow the crop that turns into CBD for Medicinal uses. Adam Rosenberg, who leads the Green Wolverine project, provides details in this MITech

By |2020-02-20T19:39:26-05:00February 20th, 2020|Featured, Hemp, Marijuana Business, News|

Vaping Products Treated Like Tobacco Under New Michigan Senate Bills

LANSING - A six-bill bipartisan package that includes treating vaping like a tobacco product and taxing it at 24% was introduced this week in the Michigan Senate. The flagship bill is SB 781, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint), that would place vaping products under Michigan's "Tobacco Products, Tax Act." This approach is

By |2020-02-13T16:09:03-05:00February 13th, 2020|Marijuana Business, News, Politics/Government|

Monthly Demand For Legal Cannabis Products In U.S. Increased By 0.9% In November

LANSING - According to Anderson Economic Group’s monthly AndCan®Index, demand for legal cannabis products in the United States continued to climb in November 2019. AEG’s experts produce this monthly measurement by closely following 50 state trends for both the recreational and medicinal marijuana markets. Monthly calculations are based on benchmarks developed when AEG first began assessing

By |2020-02-13T16:07:58-05:00February 13th, 2020|Marijuana Business, News|

Optimism Surrounds The Michigan Cannabis Market

LANSING- Although Michigan’s sales of recreational cannabis have lagged behind Illinois’ cash register totals, a leading expert on investments predicts Michigan’s market to be stronger in the long term. Similarly, a recent census reveals a dramatic loss of jobs in the cannabis industry as MMFLA rules were enacted- but a well-known industry figure says that

By |2020-02-11T16:22:51-05:00February 11th, 2020|Guest Columns, Marijuana Business, News|

Report: Michigan Expected To Continue Growing Slower Than Nation

LANSING—Michigan’s largest employers anticipate the state’s economic growth will continue to lag that of the United States though they are generally more optimistic about both the state and national economies in 2020 than earlier in 2019. “The business leaders for Michigan’s largest companies continue to believe Michigan’s economy is more likely to grow slower than

By |2020-02-10T09:30:04-05:00February 10th, 2020|Featured, News|

Monroe Street Fair Founder Launches Michigan Cannabis Tourism & Hospitality VIP Group

ANN ARBOR - Cannabis business entrepreneur Charlie Strackbein started the Ann Arbor Monroe Street Fair two decades ago to provide support for the Ann Arbor Hash Bash, a counterculture weed festival that began in April 1972 on the Diag at the University of Michigan. This year’s installment is scheduled for Saturday April 4 and will

By |2020-02-08T15:18:37-05:00February 6th, 2020|Featured, Marijuana Business, News|

GVSU Economist: West Michigan Industrial Economy Remains Soft

GRAND RAPIDS — The West Michigan industrial economy remains marginally soft, and is poised for slower growth in 2020, a Grand Valley State University economist said Wednesday. Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business, surveyed local business leaders and his findings below are based on

By |2020-02-05T19:11:55-05:00February 5th, 2020|News|

Measure Opposing Labor Peace Agreement For MRA License Rule Moves

LANSING - On a party-line 6-3 vote, the Michigan Senate Regulatory Reform Committee reported out a concurrent resolution to oppose labor peace agreements being a requirement a company must meet to be eligible for licensing under the Marijuana Regulatory Agency's permanent rules. The measure is sponsored by committee chair Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton), who has compared

By |2020-02-05T10:43:31-05:00February 4th, 2020|Featured, Marijuana Business, News|