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Some Municipalities Inadvertently Supporting Cannabis Black Market

SEATTLE - Some states’ cannabis legalization laws inadvertently allow local municipalities to establish specific regulations within cities and counties. According to a report by Leafly and Whitney Economics, instead of regulating legal sales in ways appropriate for their community, it is increasingly common for local leaders to opt-out of local regulation, effectively creating an economic

By |2022-09-26T09:09:57-04:00September 26th, 2022|Marijuana Business, News|

Economic Data Shows How IT Sector Increasingly Powers U.S. Economy

WASHINGTON—Industries vary in the relative contributions they make to national economies, but even among advanced industries, the information technology (IT) sector distinguishes itself with high-paying jobs, low price inflation for consumers, strong exports, and superior innovation, according to a new statistical report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading think tank for

By |2022-09-25T16:51:31-04:00September 25th, 2022|News|

Four20 Post Live Looks At Cultivator Licenses, Interim CRA Director

ANN ARBOR -  On Four20 Post Live Sept. 21 we celebrated the first day of autumn by exploring whether cannabis cultivator licenses, now unlimited, should be capped. Joining us on the show was Jim Conner, CEO of MJVerdant, a cannabis cultivation company. In the second half hour the team discussed the interim Cannabis Regulatory Agency

By |2022-09-22T07:33:36-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Marijuana Business, mitechtv, News|

Gov. Whitmer Appoints Acting Executive Director To Cannabis Regulatory Agency

LANSING - On Thursday, Gov. Whitmer announced the appointment of Brian Hanna as acting executive director of the Cannabis Regulatory Agency. Effective September 19th, Hanna replaces Andrew Brisbo who becomes executive director of Construction Codes.  The State of Michigan will conduct a nationwide search to select a permanent executive director for the CRA.  The popular and

By |2022-09-16T12:40:36-04:00September 15th, 2022|Featured, Marijuana Business, News, Politics, Politics/Government|

Purchasing Managers Survey Shows Economic Slowdown

GRAND RAPIDS – Strong hiring trends, lower commodity prices and high demand for automobiles continue to buoy the Michigan economy even as other indicators signal an economic slowdown. That’s the conclusion of the August purchasing managers survey for the Institute for Supply Management released Sept. 6 by Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business.

By |2022-09-06T14:59:34-04:00September 6th, 2022|News|

Looking For Senior IT Exec Jobs? Check Out Executive Search Partners

ANN ARBOR - If you're looking for a senior level IT job you need to watch this interview with Gary Erickson, managing partner of Executive Search Partners. Gary, a former CIO, explains that it's not enough anymore to understand how to use the latest technologies to make your company more efficient, but you also have

By |2022-09-05T12:47:20-04:00September 2nd, 2022|mitechtv, News|

Michigan State Police Crime Lab Halts Cannabis Blood Tests After False THC Positives Discovered

LANSING - The Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division is examining a discrepancy discovered earlier this week in THC blood testing results in which the presence of CBD in a blood sample may have led to a positive result for THC, an MSP spokesperson said Friday. “Out of an abundance of caution, the MSP/FSD today

By |2022-08-28T11:15:54-04:00August 26th, 2022|Featured, Marijuana Business, News, Politics, Politics/Government|

Andrew Brisbo Leaving CRA: Rick Thompson Provides Analysis

ANN ARBOR - Earlier this month, Gov. Whitmer's office announced that Cannabis Regulatory Agency Director Andrew Brisbo was taking a new position at Michigan LARA as Director Of Construction Codes. The surprise move is analyzed by Rick Thompson, Executive Director of Michigan NORML, the pro-cannabis lobbying group. You can read more about this story at

By |2022-08-21T15:27:48-04:00August 21st, 2022|Marijuana Business, mitechtv, News|

Cannabis Regulatory Agency Director Brisbo To Head Up LARA Bureau of Construction Codes

LANSING – In a surprise announcement Tuesday, Cannabis Regulatory Agency Director Andrew Brisbo will assume a new job in mid-September as Director of the Bureau of Construction Codes at LARA. Brisbo, who is on vacation this week, was not available for comment. But Robert Leddy, communications director for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who appointed Brisbo to

By |2022-08-09T15:55:06-04:00August 9th, 2022|Marijuana Business, News|

iHemp Hour Offers More User Friendly Programming

ANN ARBOR - The iHemp Hour, a production of the Industrial Hemp Association of Michigan, will be changing its programming by using a different streaming video platform that will provide more interactivity to not only its guests, but also the viewing audience. iHemp Michigan President Dave Crabill announces the changes in this video interview. To

By |2022-08-08T15:09:08-04:00August 8th, 2022|Hemp, Marijuana Business, mitechtv, News|