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Medical Marijuana Update – May 2016

National State Department Says NIDA Monopoly on Research Marijuana Unnecessary. The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement at the State Department has gone on record stating that the United States could issue multiple licenses for the cultivation of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes without violating the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs treaty. The statement came in response to a direct request from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) regarding whether issuing multiple licenses to grow medical marijuana…

New medical marijuana laws in place in Detroit

Detroit has a new set of medical marijuana laws that officially went into effect on Thursday that requires owners of dispensaries to have a license to do business. The new laws were put into place after months of back-and-forth and is requiring the proprietors of pot shops to have a license to sell. This is no easy task, as Chronic Solutions owner Wesam Younes can attest. “It has to be regulated with the city. we have to work together,”…

Detroit Dispensaries Being Raided?

DETROIT– A number of area attorneys are telling The Compassion Chronicles that medical marijuana dispensaries are being raided by the Detroit Police Department, despite assurances that businesses of that type will begin licensing procedures on March 1. Although attorneys are reluctant to release the names of the dispensaries involved, it seems more than a dozen raids or ‘visits’ by DPD have been executed in the last two weeks. Dispensaries in the city have been renamed “medical marihuana caregiver centers”…

Detroit Dispensaries Get 30-day Window to Apply for Licenses

More than 200 medical cannabis dispensaries in Detroit will have from March 1-31 to apply for a license to legally operate in the city. Dispensaries that don’t meet the deadline or requirements will be closed, said Melvin Butch Hollowell, the city’s highest ranking lawyer. Hollowell announced the plan Tuesday, and said notices went out to the 211 dispensaries that will be required to apply or close, according to The Detroit News. The rules are part of ordinances approved last…