Marijuana in Michigan

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In 2008, Michigan voters approved medical marijuana use. Ten years later, Michigan voters may be asked to legalize recreational marijuana use.

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As both the city of Lansing and the state of Michigan prepare to initiate new guidelines regarding medical marijuana, the WKAR News team is reporting on all angles.

We are also updating this section with stories on the push to legalize marijuana statewide in 2018.

Various signs of medical marijuana dispensaries in Lansing.
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Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope said a drive to place a new medical marijuana business ordinance on the ballot will not go forward due to problems with the petition form and proposed ordinance language.

Marijuana plant photo
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Federal agents have seized 277 pounds (125 kilograms) of marijuana concealed in rail cars containing new Ford and Lincoln vehicles recently imported from Mexico.

Marijuana plant photo
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Lansing City Council passed a measure Monday to include a commission in the city’s marijuana ordinance.

WKAR Special Report: Marijuana in Michigan
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A state board formed to hand out marijuana licenses held its first meeting Monday.


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