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


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Whether you use it yourself of know someone who does, the use of medical marijuana in Michigan continues to grow and evolve.

We recently shared a Hidden In Plain Sight feature about what it’s like inside the dozen or so medical marijuana dispensaries around Washtenaw County.  Now, 89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry talks to some patients and an Ann Arbor doctor who’ve seen or experienced first hand the benefits of using medical marijuana.


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A state licensing board has given a preliminary go-ahead to nine companies that want to go into the medical marijuana business.  It’s a slow start with hundreds of applications pending.


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There is traditional medicine, and there is the growing field of medical marijuana.  Although illegal on the federal level, Michigan is one of a number of states that has legalized marijuana for medical use.

With nearly two dozen medical marijuana facilities in Washtenaw County, you have likely walked past several in your community and not even realized what it is.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry takes you inside several local provisioning centers as part of our "Hidden In Plain Sight" series...


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The state medical marijuana board has deadlocked on the first two applications for licenses.


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The state is warning prospective patients they should not go through marijuana suppliers to apply for medical marijuana cards. 


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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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The state department that regulates medical marijuana will allow dispensaries to stay open while details get worked out about how licenses will be issued.


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


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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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Ann Arbor's city council will meet tonight, and medical marijuana will be on the agenda.  


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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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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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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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It’s looking less likely that there will be a ballot question in November to overhaul Michigan’s medical marijuana system.  


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A group of criminal defense attorneys says the Michigan State Police should no longer oversee the state crime lab.  Jake Neher reports.


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  Some Democrats in the state House say people shouldn’t be fired for having a medical marijuana card.  Jake Neher reports.


MI Legalize

The group MI Legalize needs to get 253,000 signatures by December 21st in order for their proposal, that calls to legalize marijuana in Michigan,  can appear on a 2016 state ballot.  They will host a public meeting on the issue this Sunday.

The gathering will take place at 6:30 PM at Sidetrack's in Ypsilanti.

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A state House panel has approved long-stalled bills to overhaul Michigan’s medical marijuana system.   Jake Neher has the details.

  

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The Michigan Medical Marihuana Review Board Monday delayed any decision on adding autism to the list of conditions in which medical marijuana could be an approved treatment.

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