Jurisdiction: Michigan

Leafly Jobs Report 2020: Cannabis Jobs Continue to Grow

Last Friday, Leafly released its latest annual jobs report and the numbers are encouraging. Leafly reports that the legal cannabis industry supports 243,700 full-time-equivalent jobs as of January 2020. That number grew by 33,700 new jobs over the past 12 months, which makes legal cannabis the fastest-growing industry in the United States.

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Michigan Recreational Marijuana Sales Will Begin December 1 From Existing Medical Inventory

Last week, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency announced that the sale of recreational marijuana can begin December 1, 2019, which is earlier than most anticipated. In another pleasant surprise, the recreational market will not be required to start from scratch with new grows earmarked specifically for recreational marijuana.

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Michigan Issues Emergency Recreational Cannabis Rules; Applications for Recreational Marijuana Licenses Can Be Submitted November 1, 2019

Last week, Michigan took a big step toward recreational cannabis sales when Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency released its long-awaited emergency rules to regulate the marijuana market. The rules come more than seven months after Michigan voters passed Proposal 1 to legalize recreational marijuana.

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Wisconsin, the Birthplace of Modern Progressivism, Lags Behind on Marijuana (But Not CBD)

Wisconsin has long been known for its progressive politics. Yet on one of the more progressive issues of the era—the legalization of marijuana for recreational and/or medical use—Wisconsin has made essentially no progress. It is among the minority of states that have not legalized marijuana for any purpose.

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