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Plan to Streamline Marijuana Expungements Introduced

Oct 25, 2019

Legislation was introduced that seeks to streamline the marijuana expungement process in Michigan. Under the bill, after a person applies for expungement, if the prosecutor’s office doesn’t object during the allotted time, then the expungement is granted without the need for a hearing. The allotted time to object is 60 days for misdemeanors and 90 […]

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Marijuana Agency Expands Social Equity Program

Oct 04, 2019

More areas that have been disproportionately impacted by marijuana prohibition and enforcement could be designated as part of the Social Equity Program under an expansion of regions announced this week. The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act of 2018 required the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) to develop “a plan to promote and encourage participation […]

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Attorneys General Urge Federal Marijuana Banking Bill

Sep 27, 2019

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined a bipartisan group of 21 Attorneys General to urge congress to pass legislation that allows legal marijuana businesses to access the federal banking system. Under existing law, financial institutions are prohibited from providing banking services to marijuana business in the states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana. As […]

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Governor Creates Marihuana Regulatory Agency

Mar 08, 2019

Regulation of marihuana would be contained within a new agency, combining previous authorities, functions, and duties. Housed within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order creating the new Marihuana Regulatory Agency. The order transfers authorities from the Marihuana Licensing Board, the Bureau of Marihuana Regulation, and the Marihuana […]

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