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Marjorie Steele

Marjorie Steele is an independent journalist, poet, and adjunct faculty member at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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What’s Holding Up Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Licenses?

Michigan's Medical Marihuana Licensing Board is taking its own sweet time with applications--and rejecting a lot of them.

Marjorie Steele - July 9, 2018

Michigan Meltdown: State Orders 98 Dispensaries to Liquidate in Two Days

A shocking order and a retroactive deadline are expected to kill nearly a hundred dispensaries and throw hundreds of employees out of work.

Marjorie Steele - September 12, 2018

Judge Dismisses Felony Charges in Detroit Cultivation Case

Amid legal confusion and assertions of racial prejudice, a judge dismissed charges against cannabis employees whose cultivation facility was raided in May.

Marjorie Steele - August 3, 2018

How to Grow Cannabis (Legally) at Home in Michigan

The new law says you have the right to grow. But there are limits, and you need to know them.

Marjorie Steele - November 12, 2018

Michigan Judge Halts Closure of 98 Dispensaries

A judge stopped the immediate closure of 98 dispensaries around the state, and set a new Dec. 15 application deadline.

Marjorie Steele - September 17, 2018

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New study finds cannabis effective for treating migraines

Canadian medical marijuana patients reported a 50% reduction in pain severity and length after smoking cannabis or cannabis concentrate.

Marjorie Steele - December 5, 2019

These women are leading Michigan’s legal cannabis industry

'This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity,' and these entrepreneurs and activists are shaping it.

Marjorie Steele - December 3, 2019

Election Preview: Michigan Towns Vote Tuesday on Cannabis Bans

Tuesday's vote may be a precursor to dozens of similar ballots across Michigan. Want legal cannabis? Turns out you have to vote for it twice.

Marjorie Steele - August 5, 2019

Michigan’s Adult-Use Rules Put Cannabis Pioneers Out in the Cold

The state tilts the playing field away from small business owners, and big out-of-state companies are slow to hire local talent.

Marjorie Steele - July 24, 2019

Five Must-Hit Events at Michigan’s Hash Bash This Weekend

Ann Arbor's annual cannabis festival officially opens on Saturday, but there's a lot happening around the city all weekend. We'll point you to the good stuff.

Marjorie Steele - April 5, 2019

Michigan’s the Latest Prize for This Cannabis Mogul

Following emerging cannabis markets across the country, this entrepreneur helped establish a foundation for the new industry.

Marjorie Steele - March 13, 2019

Michigan’s First Cannabis Lounge Is the Chill Alternative to Bars

A Michigan entrepreneur has opened the state’s first cannabis lounge in Genessee County, just north of Flint.

Marjorie Steele - February 12, 2019

In Michigan, Senior Cancer Patients Fight the Stigma and Find Medical Cannabis

Holly vapes the nausea away. Ron dropped a 10-year Vicodin script. Elizabeth kicked opioids. But it's still not easy for the 55+ set to get medical cannabis.

Marjorie Steele - February 7, 2019

Homegrow Under Threat as Michigan Legalization Takes Effect

As the voter-approved law took effect this week, some lawmakers already want to ax the state's permissive homegrow rules.

Marjorie Steele - December 7, 2018

How to Grow Cannabis (Legally) at Home in Michigan

The new law says you have the right to grow. But there are limits, and you need to know them.

Marjorie Steele - November 12, 2018