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AG Sessions Rescinds Federal Marijuana Guidance, But There’s No Need to Panic (Yet)

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By John W. Fraser On January 4, 2018, United States Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III issued a memorandum that rescinded previous guidance on federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states that had legalized some form of medical marijuana use. The prior federal guidance, commonly known as the “Cole Memo” that indicated that the Department [...]

#MeTooMSU; Let’s See What Spartans Will

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By David Mittleman Michigan State University is less than 2 miles from my home. I had been a faithful and loyal sports fan for 30 years until reading Matt Mencarini's Lansing State Journal article entitled “They Just Didn't Listen” on Sunday morning, December 18, 2016. I still support the Arts, Entertainment, and Education programs. Both [...]

Cash Is King: LARA Clarifies Capitalization Requirements for Medical Marijuana Businesses

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By John W. Fraser Medical marijuana entrepreneurs seeking to start their own “cannabusiness” will have to show fairly significant liquid capital assets as a prerequisite to obtaining a license to operate. We previously covered the comments from LARA's Director of the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation Andrew Brisbo from the October 17, 2017 Medical Marihuana [...]

Lansing Marijuana Referendum Has Officially Failed: City Council’s September 2017 Marijuana Facilities Ordinance to Stay in Full Effect

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By John W. Fraser Lansing marijuana activists have failed in their efforts to secure a referendum on Lansing City Council's September 2017 medical marijuana ordinance. The activist group known as “Let Lansing Vote” sought to repeal or secure a city-wide vote on Lansing City Council's September 2017 ordinance regarding medical marijuana facilities. The September 2017 [...]

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

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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

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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 [...]