"I've seen that many of my soldiers that have retired and could get a medical marijuana card seem to do better at a much higher rate."

Instead of doling out tips on Italian gelato or showing off the oldest tower in Ireland's oldest city, travel guru Rick Steves will be in Michigan campaigning for recreational marijuana legalization.

Medical marijuana could become much easier to get for patients in Michigan. State regulators are considering a new rule that would allow centers that provide the drug to make home deliveries.

The Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensing Board approved licenses for two testing facilities on Thursday, putting the last piece into the puzzle that will unlock the medical pot market in the state.

Eleven more medical conditions now qualify for medical marijuana prescriptions, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced.

The Michigan Legislature on Tuesday decided to punt the issue of legalizing marijuana for recreational use to voters to decide in the November election.

The battle to free the weed officially started Thursday when the State Board of Canvassers ruled that a group pushing a proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use got enough signatures to qualify for the Nov. 6 ballot.

The state is looking for ways to help medical marijuana businesses that are having trouble finding a bank or a credit union.

The state of Michigan has unveiled a universal symbol for labeling medical marijuana products sold in the state.

Organizers of a Michigan petition drive to legalize recreational use of marijuana say they're ahead of schedule to get the required number of signatures by the Nov. 22 deadline.

ST. JOHNS, Mich. — Michigan's medical marijuana law trumps another law that restricts how users can transport pot in cars, the state appeals court said, reversing the misdemeanor conviction of a man in Clinton County.

Former Fox 2 Detroit anchor Anqunette Jamison Sarfoh is throwing her support behind a movement to legalize all forms of marijuana for adults over 21 in Michigan.

LANSING — A fully developed legal market for medical marijuana in Michigan could lead to millions of dollars in new state tax revenue.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan would tax and regulate medical marijuana in a tiered licensing system under legislation that has won final legislative approval and that is expected to be signed by Gov. Rick Snyder.

The campaign to legalize marijuana in Michigan says there’s still time to get the question on the November ballot.

Should it cost $2-3 million for a citizens' group to get a question on Michigan ballots? That's what people say who are protesting against the 180-day limit on collecting signatures.

Lansing — Marijuana activists working to place a legalization proposal on the 2016 ballot rallied Friday outside the state Capitol, urging elected officials to “free the weed” and celebrating a petition drive they launched at the same location last summer.

A new survey of state residents likely to vote this fall found that a clear 53% majority of Michiganders would just say yes to legalizing and taxing marijuana.

If approved, Michigan would join Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and the District of Columbia where recreational use of marijuana is legal.

There’s been lots of debate over the past few days about the political wisdom of going ahead in Michigan with a couple of ballot campaigns after similar efforts suffered big defeats last week in Houston and Ohio.


 

OH to MI? Apples to oranges

Let’s begin in our neighboring state where The Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative was trounced last Tuesday. That loss (64.1 percent to 35.9 percent) quickly got many political watchers wondering what the consequences would be on possible marijuana initiatives here in Michigan.

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