FBI Report: Marijuana Arrests Plunge More Than 30 Percent In 2020

WASHINGTON DC - The estimated number of persons arrested in the United States for violating marijuana laws declined precipitously in 2020, according to data released this week by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, police made an estimated 350,150 arrests for marijuana-related violations in 2020. This total is a 36 percent decrease

By |2021-10-10T16:09:31-04:00October 10th, 2021|Marijuana Business, News|

Cresco Labs Grand Opening Brings New MSO, Awarding Winning Cannabis To Michigan

MARSHALL - Cresco Labs on Monday officially opened its new cultivation and processing facility in Marshall with a bevy of politicians and company officials cutting the ribbon. The grand opening also marked Cresco Labs offering its cannabis products to Michigan patients and customers. Those products include Mindy’s, as well as its Good News and High

By |2021-10-06T18:53:43-04:00October 6th, 2021|Marijuana Business, News|

ABKO Labs MRA Certified To Test Adult-Use Cannabis Products

WARREN - ABKO Labs this week was certified by the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency to test adult-use cannabis products, a nearly 18-month process that now gives the Warren-based lab the ability to test Medical Marijuana, Adult-Use Marijuana and Hemp products for potency as well as contaminants. Co-founders Amy Brown and Kirk Olbrich join the Four20

By |2021-10-06T16:07:48-04:00October 6th, 2021|Marijuana Business, News|

MRA Recalls Cannabis Products Over Chemical Contamination

LANSING- The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued a health and safety bulletin Friday due to a voluntary marijuana recall. According to MRA, several batches of marijuana were run through the mechanical trimmer of Michigan Medical Marijuana, LLC (AU-G-B-000128) DBA Glo prior to retesting for microbial failures. The agency said the mechanical trimmer was contaminated with banned

By |2021-10-03T14:59:04-04:00October 3rd, 2021|Marijuana Business, News|

Small Business Grants For Startups And Struggling Businesses

DETROIT - Small business grants can offer a boost for new businesses just getting off the ground or a net to catch existing businesses in free fall. These grants are offered by federal, state and local agencies as well as by private corporations. Many target specific sectors, like agriculture and technology, or seek to support small

By |2021-09-26T16:41:21-04:00September 26th, 2021|Entrepreneurs, News|

Federal Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Have Everyone In Michigan Cannabis Happy

DETROIT - One thing most people agree on: Federal marijuana legalization is coming. It’s just a matter of when -- and how it will impact existing state markets, such as the one currently growing in Michigan. With the inconsistent patchwork of state laws across the nation regarding medical and recreational marijuana, the implications of federal

By |2021-09-25T11:11:17-04:00September 25th, 2021|Marijuana Business, News|

Black Friday Shopping Might Be Too Late Thanks To Shipping Delays

SAN FRANCISCO - The school year just started, Halloween is coming and Thanksgiving plans are still up in the air. We get it. Your hands are full. Still, consider ordering your year-end gifts now if they're an important part of your holidays. Gifts you buy online on Black Friday might not have enough time to arrive by

By |2021-09-25T10:44:05-04:00September 25th, 2021|IoT, News|

Skymint Buys 3Fifteen Cannabis, Lands $70 Million Loan, Gets $8 Million Investment

ANN ARBOR – The wave of consolidations in the Michigan cannabis market continued Tuesday when SKYMINT announced the acquisition of 3Fifteen Cannabis, the closing of its concurrent $70 million Senior Secured Term Loan from Tropics LP, an affiliate of SunStream Bancorp Inc., a joint venture initiative sponsored by Sundial Growers Inc., and its $8 million equity investment from

By |2021-09-21T17:11:03-04:00September 21st, 2021|Marijuana Business, News|

GVSU Economist: West Michigan Economic Recovery Slows

GRAND RAPIDS — Although still positive, the recovery for the West Michigan industrial economy has slowed considerably in recent weeks, according to a GVSU economist. Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University, said the slowdown is expected at this stage of an economic

By |2021-09-19T14:33:19-04:00September 19th, 2021|Featured, Industry 4.0, News|

Cloud Cannabis Buys Kalamazoo Cultivator, Partners With California’s Wonderbrett

TROY - Cloud Cannabis Co. has acquired a cultivation facility in Kalamazoo, formerly operated by KKind, a Michigan-based cultivator. The location features 70,000 square feet of cultivation space, complete with power, lighting and watering systems. “This acquisition provides Cloud with full control over our supply chain, allowing us to provide our customers with the highest

By |2021-09-13T19:26:49-04:00September 13th, 2021|Featured, Marijuana Business, News|