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The State of Michigan gets a $315-million dollar windfall.  That money will be used in a budget that should be finalized in early June.  Working out the sticking points on Medicaid reform may take much longer.  Those are just two of the topics covered in 89.1 WEMU's 'The State of Politics." 


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Marijuana-infused beer, wine, and spirits would be outlawed under a bill adopted by the State Senate.  The Senate vote took place with an eye toward the November ballot.


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The state House Republican leader says it’s still possible lawmakers will vote on legalizing marijuana in Michigan.  But, he says it is unlikely.


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It appears the question of legalizing marijuana in Michigan is headed to the November ballot.  A state elections board has certified the campaign has enough petition signatures to take the next step.


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The state starts accepting applications today for medical marijuana licenses. 


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The state has unveiled its interim rules for people who want to apply for a license to grow, transport, and sell medical marijuana.  These rules will launch the first phase of a state-approved marijuana industry. 


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The state plans to release the official rules to get a license to grow, sell, or transport medical marijuana next week. 


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Michigan is one big step closer to voting on marijuana legalization.  An initiative turned in its signatures to get on the 2018 ballot Monday.


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Michigan is about to be one step closer to voting on marijuana legalization in 2018. 


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Getting into the medical marijuana game may require hundreds of thousands of dollars in liquid assets. 


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Lawmakers in Lansing say they want a seamless transition as marijuana dispensaries start to get licensed. 


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Medical marijuana dispensaries need to close their doors or risk being denied a license – once the state starts issuing them. 


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In December, the state will start accepting applications for medical marijuana shops to get licenses.  But meanwhile, there’s a dispute over how to deal with the dispensaries that are already open.


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Civil-rights attorney Dana Nessel will run for state Attorney General


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Marijuana legalization could be on the 2018 ballot.  But people in law enforcement have concerns about potential consequences.


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The new state medical marijuana licensing board met for the first time Monday. 


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The board overseeing the state’s new medical marijuana program meets for the first time today. 


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Two more petition campaigns were given the go-ahead Thursday by a state elections panel to start collecting signatures, including one to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan. 


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There’s a new office overseeing Michigan’s medical marijuana program. 

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The state agency responsible for Michigan’s medical marijuana program says changes are in store.  That’s after an audit found it’s not tracking doctors who approve medical marijuana cards.       

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There will be new rules soon in Michigan governing how medical marijuana is grown, shared, and sold. 

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Big changes may be on the horizon for medical marijuana in Michigan. 


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Medical marijuana clinics in Michigan would have to be licensed and pay sales taxes under bills adopted by the state Senate


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A group that wants to legalize marijuana in Michigan is going back to court. 


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If it has roots and leaves in Michigan, it’s a plant.  That’s the legal definition now that the Michigan Court of Appeals has made a ruling in a medical marijuana case. 


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