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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|

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|

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|

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|

Fall For A Veteran – Focus OF HeroProjectUSA Org

ANN ARBOR - Dan Keelan, publisher of Michigan Marijuana Report, and Secretary of the Hero Project Board of Directors, provides the back story on the Fall For A Veteran awareness campaign that kicks off Saturday Sept. 11 and runs through Nov. 11. Over those 60 days, a saturation social media campaign hopes to make the

By |2021-09-08T19:41:10-04:00September 8th, 2021|Marijuana Business, News|

Lake Superior State Partners With Cambium Analytica To Support Cannabis Studies

SAULT STE. MARIE - Lake Superior State University has secured a long-term partnership with Cambium Analytica, a Michigan cannabis testing laboratory, through a $250,000 donation over five years that will help fund the school’s Living-Learning House for Cannabis Studies and various academic research programs for students pursuing a degree in the cutting-edge field. LSSU held

By |2021-09-14T08:44:27-04:00September 8th, 2021|Featured, Marijuana Business, News|

Can You Be Fired For Off Duty Marijuana Use Even Where It’s Legal?

DETROIT - Marijuana is becoming legal in many states around the country. It is still illegal on a federal level, however. Although many companies are relaxing their drug testing for marijuana, not all of them are. Employers are free to fire anybody that is found to be under the influence of marijuana while at work.

By |2021-09-07T18:16:31-04:00September 6th, 2021|Guest Columns, Marijuana Business, News|