This is a deep dive roundtable discussion into what’s going on with medical marijuana in the state of Michigan and the city of Detroit as we head into 2018.
Host Sven Gustafson welcomed for the first episode of our second season of the show:
Roberta King, Canna Communication: https://cannacommunication.com/author/roberta-king/
Denise Pollicella, Cannabis Attorneys of Michigan and was actively involved in crafting legislation to create a legal medical cannabis industry, now known as PA281, the Medical Marihuana Licensing Facilities Act: https://www.cannabisattorneysofmichigan.com/our-team/denise-a-pollicella/
Thomas Lavigne, Attorney at Law who specializes in Cannabis: http://www.cannabiscounsel.com/attorneys/thomas-l-lavigne-attorney-at-law/
1:00: Outlining the current medical marijuana situation in Michigan and Detroit, as well as the potential of fully legalizing Cannabis.
3:15: A thumbnail understand of the new medical marijuana rules.
5:20: The capitalization requirements are much steeper for medical marijuana facilities than liquor stores and pharmacies.
8:00: What you will need to be licensed in Michigan and how that interacts with your local municipality.
11:42: Are these new rules fair? Will they help the industry?
13:40: How the strict due diligence and high capital requirements put a defacto cap on dispensaries.
18:30: Is a community by community patchwork going to continue? What are the kinds of places that are more receptive to medical marijuana in Michigan?
21:10: If advocates want things to change they’ll have to run for office, sweep away “dinosaurs” on local boards.
22:10: Talking about fears around medical marijuana.
22:55: Hospital systems, their opposition to medical marijuana, and why guests believe they believe that opposition is because they systems it as competition to their pharmacies.
25:30: What’s going on in Detroit? Why is the city of Detroit shutting down dispensaries when voters overwhelmingly support it?
27:30: How the city of Detroit’s administration has been very difficult to work with around medical marijuana and dispensaries.