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Michigan’s cannabis industry has gone through some growing pains: What to expect in 2023

Posted By: Detroit Free Press on January 9, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Michigan’s still-young legalized recreational cannabis industry went through some growing pains last year. Prices of marijuana products rapidly declined and, as a result, cannabis companies struggled to survive. At the same time, some of those companies continued to innovate, […]


Oakland County municipalities seeing big economic benefits from marijuana sales

Posted By: The Oakland Press on July 11, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   For some Oakland County communities, the economic windfall promised when recreational marijuana was legalized statewide is coming true. State data shows that some are seeing big returns and officials say the investments are paying off. Take Hazel Park. […]


Is Pontiac on the cusp of a development boom?

A $300 million-plus plan to bring more than 1,000 residential units to a long-vacant waterfront site in Pontiac is perhaps the splashiest proposed development in the city in recent memory. But throughout the city, a grab bag of new residential, commercial and industrial construction, as well as renovations and redevelopments, has percolated in recent years. […]


Ohio approves 70 more medical marijuana dispensaries

Ohio’s 3-year-old medical marijuana program on Monday more than doubled the number of dispensaries where product may be sold in its first major expansion since its inception. The Board of Pharmacy approved 70 provisional licenses out of some 1,400 applications received, bringing the total to date to 128. Three more are expected at a later […]


80,000 marijuana plants will fill West Michigan grow facility once complete

With phase one complete, the first marijuana plants are expected to start growing in a week at 305 Farms.  The 44,000-square-foot building in Lawrence’s industrial park will house 2,500 marijuana plants for 305 Farms. The facility held a grand opening Monday, March 15. A final inspection should happen in the next few days, and then plants are […]


Public cannabis companies making headway in maturing Michigan industry

As Michigan’s cannabis industry grows, it’s drawing in more giants of the business: publicly traded companies. Historically, many public companies and those with complex ownership structures were skipping Michigan or choosing to invest indirectly through licensing agreements, lending relationships or real estate. Getting a marijuana business license here meant turning in piles of paperwork for […]


Ruling gives green light to Pontiac marijuana development

A holdup with the city of Pontiac regarding a proposed medical marijuana complex appears to be resolved after an Oakland County Circuit Court judge ruled that the property is appropriately zoned for the venture. Construction is expected to begin in the next two months on the nearly $40 million Glenwood Plaza development, said Joseph Brown, principal of the […]


Whitmer signs letter calling for passage of pot banking law

Ahead of possible action by the U.S. Congress, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is one of nearly two dozen governors pushing for legislation to reform marijuana banking laws. Whitmer and a bipartisan group of governors sent a letter on Monday to leading lawmakers in Washington, D.C., urging passage of the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking […]


Marijuana businesses to revive former Monroe outlet site

For the last five years or so, the only growth one could find at the Monroe Factory Shops on LaPlaisance Road in Monroe Charter Township was the overgrown weeds springing up from cracks and seams along its neglected walkways. Once a thriving retail mecca originally called Manufacturers Market Place, the few remaining retailers at the […]


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