Detroit OKs Recreational Pot Ordinance That Allows For Consumption Lounges

DETROIT - Adult-use cannabis dispensaries are finally coming to Michigan’s biggest city. Detroit City Council unanimously approved an adult-use recreational marijuana ordinance on Tuesday. Not only does the new ordinance catch Detroit up with other communities in the state that have opted-in for recreational cannabis sales, but it surpasses them by allowing for designated consumption

By |2020-11-30T09:42:02-05:00November 28th, 2020|Marijuana Business, News|

Marijuana Regulatory Agency Announces Social Equity Program Application Now Online

LANSING - The Marijuana Regulatory Agency’s (MRA) social equity team on Wednesday announced it will now accept applications for the social equity program online. For more information on the social equity program and submitting the application online, please see the social equity page at On December 2 the social equity team will host an

By |2020-11-30T09:41:44-05:00November 28th, 2020|Marijuana Business, News|

2020 Maintenance Innovation Challenge Picks 6 Finalists

DETROIT - The Maintenance Innovation Challenge is an important venue to present innovative technologies in front of a large cross-section of DOD decision-makers The MIC aims to elevate and expand the call for maintenance innovation to include not only new technology, hardware, and software but also unique partnerships, resourcing strategies, business practices, or processes that

By |2020-11-28T12:55:03-05:00November 28th, 2020|News|

AirBnB Class Action Lawsuit Update With Attorney Enrico Schaefer

ANN ARBOR - Traverse Legal Principal Enrico Schaefer updates the latest news on the class action lawsuit he has filed against AirBnb on behalf of hosts who allege they have been cheated out of deposit refunds triggered largely by reservation cancellations from the COVID-19 pandemic.   The Players: Airbnb, Inc., Airbnb Payments, Inc, and Airbnb Payments

By |2020-11-13T17:34:11-05:00November 13th, 2020|Business, mitechtv, News|

Detroit Could Grow Hemp On Vacant Urban Land

ANN ARBOR  - Greg Pawlowski, a Detroit city planner, in this interview said Mayor Duggan is very interested in the idea of growing hemp for non human consumption on the 35,000 vacant parcels of land (where the building has been demolished) owned by City government. While plans remain preliminary, the upside opportunity is enormous, particularly

By |2020-11-13T08:17:42-05:00November 12th, 2020|Hemp, Marijuana Business, mitechtv, News|

Gage Cannabis Opens Latest Michigan Adult-Use Provisioning Center In Lansing

LANSING – Gage Cannabis Co. is now offering adult-use recreational marijuana sales at its Lansing location, after opening its first retail location in Adrian in April. Gage operates provisioning centers in Adrian, Ferndale, Lansing and Traverse City, as well as the Cookies store in Detroit.  The Lansing store is located at 3425 S. Martin Luther

By |2020-11-07T19:14:35-05:00November 7th, 2020|Marijuana Business, News|

Four20 Post Interview: Stormy Simon, Former CEO High Times Magazine

ANN ARBOR - Jamie Cooper from Sensi Connects interviews cannabis advocate Stormy Simon, former CEO of Overstock and High Times magazine. Stormy also is running for state representative in Utah. In her words: "I was born to a blue-collar family in Hammond, Indiana, and spent my formative years in the small town of Tooele. I

By |2020-11-05T11:08:42-05:00November 3rd, 2020|Featured, Marijuana Business, mitechtv, News|

Advanced Manufacturing Certification Program Offered to Detroit Small Businesses Recovering from Pandemic 

DETROIT – LIFT opened its Operation Next advanced manufacturing certification program to employees of Detroit-area small and medium-sized manufacturers to help them recover from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Available to industry for the first time, the new Operation Next civilian program, funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

By |2020-11-01T17:23:58-05:00November 1st, 2020|ESD, Featured, News|

Big Employers Contend State, Federal Economies To Stabilize In Next Six Months

DETROIT—In a reversal of second quarter trends, the leaders of Michigan’s largest employers anticipate the state and federal economies will stabilize and improve in the coming months. While more than half of business leaders predicted worsening state and federal economic outlooks last quarter, 82 percent now say the U.S. economy will stay the same or improve during the

By |2020-10-31T08:38:12-04:00October 31st, 2020|Featured, News|

Comerica Economic Index Up In August, But Down For 2020

DETROIT - Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index increased in August to a level of 103.1, some 19 percent, higher than the cyclical low. But the index averaged 117.7 points for all of 2019. Our Michigan Economic Activity Index rebounded in July and August as a result of the early summer business re-openings and resumption

By |2020-10-31T08:28:13-04:00October 31st, 2020|News|