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A state board is starting to move faster to finalize business licenses to grow, transport, test, and sell medical marijuana.  The marijuana board added three meetings to its schedule between now and the end of the year.


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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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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.


DTE Ordered To Explain Improper Power Shutoffs

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A state commission will take a hard look at DTE Energy’s past improper shutoffs.  The Michigan Public Service Commission will hold an evidentiary hearing against the company.


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The state starts accepting applications today for medical marijuana licenses. 


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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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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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Michigan is updating what state officials call a useful tool for fighting the opioid epidemic.  The problematic state drug monitoring program has gotten a significant facelift.  The system is used primarily by law enforcement and doctors to flag potential prescription drug abuse and better treat patients.  


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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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Opioid tracking in Michigan is getting an overhaul in the future.  A state task force has been working on using millions of dollars to put a dent in Michigan’s opioid drug problem.  A big portion of the money and resources will go toward a new opioid tracking system.