"We have a judgment from Judge Marlinga that says the Open Meetings Act was violated, which is why this whole case was brought forward from the very beginning," Sulaka said. "And all we have been asking for, is a fair and transparent process."
The Michigan Attorney General filed a brief Monday that sought to protect workers terminated from their job for using pot.
Tasbir Singh, 32, was detained at the border on July 7 after agents found 2,200 pounds of weed in his truck. But Singh's lawyer said he was the victim of a drug smuggling scheme.
A 79-year-old Ypsilanti Township woman is facing three months in prison for contempt of court after she was ordered to destroy her medical marijuana plants she was growing in her home.
The state's $3.2 billion industry is a fast-growing source of cannabis in the country. Here are five other facts from the state's first study on pot sales in Michigan.
Detroit sought to give legacy residents a head start in applying for recreational pot licenses before it allowed for the sale of weed in the city.
The state reported more than $340 million in recreational sales alone last year. Projected sales for both adult-use and medical-use are expected to climb more than a billion in 2021.
"The public's perception, no doubt, is changing," he said. "And I think in the future, stores like ours will continue to do well even though the competition is increasing."
The city of Niles is considering hosting a buzz-and-beats festival this summer. The two-day permit that a promoter applied for would reserve a spot for live music and marijuana vendors in July.
At issue is Detroit’s “legacy” ordinance which gives longtime Detroiters and those impacted by the war on drugs' preferential treatment in the application process. That prompted a lawsuit against the city, the plaintiff argued the ordinance is unconstitutional and discriminatory.
Friday is the last day the city of Detroit is accepting applications for obtaining 'legacy' status. Those that are approved gain access to a wide array of benefits for securing and starting a weed dispensary in the city.
As weed, alcohol, and comfort food consumption rose, doctor visits and exercises fell in 2020. Efforts of slowing the spread of COVID-19 had their own public health ramifications.
A successful first year of Michigan marijuana sales means that tens of millions of dollars will go to road improvements and the school aid fund.
The Michigan Appeals Court cautioned that the decision allowing for medical marijuana use while on probation does not count for recreational marijuana.
"From April 1st to May 15th only Detroit companies can get a license for recreational pot after that, we open it to everyone," Mayor Duggan said.
So far Shelby Township has shut down 10 illegal grow operations and the community is on their side.
West Bloomfield residents say there is nothing in the township rules to keep people from posing as medical caregivers and exploiting marijuana growing rules in their community.
GreenHouse of Walled Lake and Ubaked Cannabis Company in Burton are offering to give anyone a joint free of charge if they can show proof they received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Fate Winslow was approached by undercover officers in 2008 and they asked where to buy some marijuana. He borrowed a bike, found some marijuana, and gave it to officers who then gave him $5. He got life in prison.
On the 40th anniversary of John Lennon's death, a Detroit man recalls how one of the Beatle's songs helped him get out of prison.