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Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in Michigan

Marijuana is now being sold to adults in Michigan for recreational purposes. The first licensed distribution centers opened yesterday. Arbors Wellness Center in Ann Arbor was chosen to make the first sale. Arbors was an existing medical marijuana supplier. The first customer was 78-year-old John Sinclair, who became the center …

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2nd Michigander Dies from Vaping Injury

A second Michigander has died from the mysterious outbreak of lung injuries related to vaping. News of the death of an adult male was released last week. Because of medical privacy issues, no other details have been made public. 56 cases of the lung ailment have been reported in Michigan. …

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State Ad Blitz to Target Opioid Stereotypes

Michigan will use a statewide media blitz to try to change public feeling about opioid addiction. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joneigh Khaldun says it’s important to break the stereotypes associated with dependency – that those affected are “junkies,” that it’s some sort of …

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Michigan Medicaid Work Requirement Challenged

Michigan’s Medicaid work requirement is being challenged in court by a group of state and national health care advocates. The Healthy Michigan Plan rule is scheduled to take effect January 1st. It mandates that most recipients of the expanded Medicaid program show that they work at least 80 hours per …

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State Issues Emergency THC Vape Rules

The State of Michigan has instituted new testing and disclosure rules for marijuana-based vaping products. Emergency rules posted Friday by the Marijuana Regulatory Agency come in response to 55 cases of lung injuries in Michigan. 88 percent of the victims reported that they had used vaping products that included THC. …

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Michigan Drug OD Deaths Drop Slightly

For the first time in six years, the number of drug overdose deaths in Michigan fell slightly in 2018. A report released Friday by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services indicated 2,599 Michiganders died from overdoses last year – a drop of slightly more than three percent. More …

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