Monthly Archives: October 2017


Marijuana Referendum Fails (For Now): Lansing Medical Marijuana Ordinance Back in Effect


By John W. Fraser Marijuana laws seem to change in the blink of an eye. Earlier today, Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope announced that the petition for a referendum on Lansing City Council's September 2017 medical marijuana ordinance did not contain enough valid signatures. We previously outlined the confusing mess of Lansing's medical marijuana facility [...]

Show Me The Money!: LARA Wants to See the Green Before Issuing Medical Marijuana Facility Licenses


By John W. Fraser Medical marijuana entrepreneurs seeking to start their own “cannabusiness” will likely have to show pretty significant liquid capital or cash assets as a prerequisite to obtaining a license to operate. LARA's Director of the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation Andrew Brisbo announced LARA's intended capitalization requirements at the October 17, 2017 [...]