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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|

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|

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|

Cannabis Headlines With Rick Thompson On Four20 Post Live

FLINT - Rick Thompson, Executive Director of Michigan NORML, provides the latest Cannabis headlines from Michigan and beyond. Those include record June adult-use sales and City of Detroit issuing licenses for adult-use dispensaries, microbusinesses, and consumption lounges. More at MINORML https://youtu.be/yMv7gd7Yp9g

By |2022-07-13T17:34:27-04:00July 13th, 2022|Marijuana Business, News|

Winners Of Cannabis Cup Michigan Named – 30 Dispensaries Submitted Entries

DETROIT - Congratulations to the winners of the High Times Cannabis Cup Michigan: People’s Choice Edition 2022, the Biggest Cannabis Cup in High Times history. The competition was fierce, which is no surprise since Michigan is one of the most quickly growing cannabis markets in the country. More than 30 participating dispensaries offered the People’s

By |2022-06-30T12:00:23-04:00June 30th, 2022|Marijuana Business, News|

Grand Valley State University Cannabis Tourism Classes Filling Rapidly

GRAND RAPIDS - Grand Valley State University in West Michigan has expanded its Cannabis Tourism and Hospitality curriculum and the fall classes are filling up fast, John Lipford from GVSU says in this video interview. It’s another indicator that Cannabis tourism in Michigan is growing rapidly and his students, he says, are the pioneers in this business

By |2022-06-30T12:01:41-04:00June 29th, 2022|Featured, Marijuana Business, mitechtv, News|