Stories tagged: "marijuana"


Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visits Lowell Road Bridge in Clinton County.
10 Questions Michiganders Are Asking About Fixing the Damn Roads

Where is Gov. Whitmer on her promise to fix the roads, and how far did that marijuana tax revenue even go? We explain what everyone is wondering about Michigan’s biggest dilemma.

Teesha Montague works at Huron View Provisioning in Ann Arbor, Mich., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021.  The first year of state-licensed recreational marijuana sales in Michigan saw $511 million of sales in recreational and $474 million in medical sales, generating over $100 million in tax revenue, but the state also found that the industry drastically failed to attract minority business owners.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Recreational Pot Is Big Business for Michiganders—as Long as They’re White

They paid the price in the war on drugs. Now they are left out of Michigan’s booming marijuana industry.

FILE - In this Tuesday Jan. 26, 2010 file photo, a pedestrian walks past a marijuana leaf neon sign advertising a medical marijuana provider along a street in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, Calif. States may be saying yes to medical marijuana, but local governments are increasingly using their laws to keep dispensaries out. In California, nearly 200 city and county governments have banned marijuana dispensaries over the last eight years. That’s three times as many as have adopted regulations for them.  (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Gander Green Wave: Michiganders Want More Weed Businesses in Their Towns—and Said So at the Polls

States across the US also legalized in different ways, including one state that decriminalized all illegal drugs.