Stories tagged: "marijuana"


Ronda Liskey (left) poses with budtender Jeremiah Rose, daughter-in-law Kaitlyn Liskey, and son Roy Liskey. (Courtesy Photo)
Family-Owned Pot Shop Brings Big Business to Small Michigan Town

In 2021, Michigan native Roy Liskey and his mother Ronda—a former medical marijuana caregiver—decided to venture into recreational cannabis with one simple goal in mind: to bring high-quality, affordable and friendly cannabis into the small city of Laingsburg.

Four Years Later: 5 Things to Know About Legal Weed in Michigan

Michigan has had four years to enjoy the recreational use of cannabis. Nowadays, weed is cheap, the state is raking in tax cash—and the idea that you can only smoke weed in private is changing.

Marijuana is fully legal in Michigan, 18 other states, and Washington D.C., and legal for medicinal use in 18 additional states.
Democrats Want Biden to Decriminalize Weed. It’s an Idea Michiganders Overwhelmingly Support.

Most Michiganders want legal weed, and so do seven in 10 Americans. It's about as popular of an idea that can exist in modern politics.

It's illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana in Michigan, but there is no established limit. (Courtesy/Michigan State Police)
Michigan State Police Halt Marijuana THC Tests Amid Lab Problems

The Michigan State Police crime lab has stopped screening blood samples for THC, the compound that gives marijuana users a high, after problems with testing, a spokeswoman said.

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.