Weekly Michigan Marijuana News
A weekly review of Michigan’s Cannabis Industry 7/22/2019
07/18/2019 – Michigan regulators announced Thursday a cut in marijuana licensing fees for prospective business owners living in 19 cities whose residents were disproportionately impacted by the drug war.
7/20/19 – Many of the medical marijuana businesses in the state’s regulated market now have names that reference the leafy green plant and its valuable flowers in various ways. From Amazing Budz to “Floraison” (French for flowering) to Herban Legends, entrepreneurs are putting their stamp on a brand.
07/18/19 – The state’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency [MRA] made part of its strategy to this end clear this week when it released details for a sweeping social equity program that will support cannabis entrepreneurs in 19 communities.
Criminal expungements may be key to boosting minority participation in Michigan’s fledgling marijuana industry
7/21/19 – Perhaps more significant is that Michigan’s recreational marijuana law didn’t include provisions for expunging prior marijuana convictions, leaving those with a criminal record barred from working in the new marijuana industry