Michigan

Michigan Leads The Pack In Cannabis Industry Job Growth

The number of cannabis industry jobs in Michigan is growing faster than any other state with legal marijuana, according to a new jobs report released on Tuesday. Michigan has surpassed Oregon and now places sixth on the list of the most cannabis jobs by state, as documented by the report from cannabis education resource and marketplace Leafly. Michigan’s cannabis industry now employs more than 18,000 workers, more than twice the number of positions reported in the sector just one year ago. The job growth is fueled by spiking sales of recreational marijuana, which became legal in the state in December […]

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Michigan Court Approves Medical Marijuana During Probation

A Michigan appeals court has unanimously ruled that judges may not prevent the use of medical marijuana by those on probation for a crime. The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled by a vote of 3 to 0 that people on probation who have a valid medical marijuana card issued by the state are immune from any penalties for cannabis use. Judges Mark Cavanagh, Deborah Servitto, and Thomas Cameron wrote in their ruling that Michigan’s medical marijuana statute “preempts or supersedes ordinances and statutes that conflict” with it. The court warned, however, that their ruling applies only to qualified medical marijuana […]

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The Cannabis Cup: People’s Choice Edition Is On The Way To Michigan

High Times, the most recognizable name in cannabis, announced today that Michigan will be the next location in the Cannabis Cup: People’s Choice Edition Is On The Way To Michigan series of cannabis competitions. Judging kits will be available throughout the state beginning on April 20, the high holiday for all things marijuana.  Michigan’s cannabis scene is going through a dramatic transformation, with adult-use cannabis sales becoming legal in December 2019. To honor the legacy of the medical marijuana pioneers who led the way to full legalization in the state, the High Times Cannabis Cup Michigan: People’s Choice Edition will […]

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Michigan’s Recreational Cannabis Market Is Booming

Just more than a year after recreational cannabis sales began in Michigan, the state’s legal cannabis market has grown by leaps and bounds and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. In December, Michigan showed the highest growth in sales of any legal cannabis market in the U.S., posting a 146% gain in gross merchandise value over the previous year, according to data from wholesale cannabis marketplace LeafLink. Jeff Radway, the CEO of premium cannabis purveyor Skymint, says that Michigan’s recreational cannabis market has developed “at the speed of light” since legalization. “It’s been a fascinating challenge to […]

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Red White & Bloom and High Times Collab Releases More Products in Michigan

Red White & Bloom Brands just announced another release of their exclusive, Michigan-based cannabis line in collaboration with High Times. The new products will be available to purchase tomorrow, January 28, at all participating locations, and both companies, as well as cannabis enthusiasts, eagerly await the release.  “The Company is positioning itself to be one of the top three multi-state cannabis operators  active in the U.S. legal cannabis and hemp sector,” a press release about the launch states. “RWB is predominantly focusing its  investments on the major US markets, including Michigan, Illinois, California, Oklahoma,  Arizona and Massachusetts with respect to […]

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Michigan Dispensary Gives Cannabis for COVID Vaccinations

A Michigan dispensary has come up with an incredibly creative idea to get people on board with the concept of vaccination: offer free cannabis to those willing to get the vaccine.  Calling their promotion “Pot for Shots,” Greenhouse of Walled Lake in Michigan is determined to help up the vaccination rate and get us closer to herd immunity with this special deal. As long as you bring written proof into the store showing that you received your vaccination, you’re eligible for a free, pre-rolled joint in return for your efforts.  “Our goal is to raise awareness of the importance of […]

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How Red White & Bloom Established A Base In Michigan’s Cannabis Scene—And Keeps Expanding

Red White & Bloom Brands have made a name for themselves not just in Michigan, their primary home base, but across the U.S. as they expand and acquire new companies and licenses. However, far from being seen as an external corporate force, Red White & Bloom fit in with their mom-and-pop ethos and their attention to company culture wherever they go.  In part, Tyler Troup, managing director of the Canadian-based company, attributes this success to persistence, slowly and steadily acquiring companies and grows to expand their name. Most notably, they recently expanded to Arizona and became the owners of the […]

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Red White & Bloom Launches High Times Branded Cannabis Products In Michigan

Multistate cannabis operator Red White & Bloom announced on Monday that it is launching a new line of marijuana products to be sold under the High Times brand name at its retailers in Michigan. The move comes following an announcement from High Times in January that the company would be leveraging its prominence with cannabis consumers with a foray into licensed retail sales. Brad Rogers, the chairman and CEO of Red White & Bloom (RWB), said in a press release that the partnership with High Times furthers his company’s drive to assemble a premium portfolio of popular cannabis brands for […]

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Detroit City Council Approves Adult-Use Cannabis Sales

The Detroit City Council approved an ordinance on Tuesday that will permit recreational marijuana retailers and other adult-use cannabis businesses to operate in the city. The ordinance, which includes provisions to ensure that at least half of recreational pot businesses are owned by city residents, was introduced last month by Councilmember James Tate. On Tuesday, Tate said that the ordinance is the product of two years of work “to identify ways to make sure there’s success” for residents of the city. Currently, only four of Detroit’s 46 medical marijuana retailers are owned by people who live in the city. “We’ve […]

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