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Members of the cannabis industry form Great Lakes Cannabis Chamber of Commerce

Members of the cannabis and hemp industry in Michigan announced Wednesday the formation of the Great Lakes Cannabis Chamber of Commerce.

The Great Lakes Cannabis Chamber of Commerce is a diverse group of cultivators, processors, retailers, entrepreneurs, and allied businesses in the Michigan cannabis and hemp industry. Its mission is to help the cannabis and hemp industry thrive and to effectively advocate on behalf of licensed cannabis and hemp businesses with Michigan legislators and regulators.

The Great Lakes Cannabis Chamber of Commerce serves as the heart of the industry, focusing on the issues that concern the business of cannabis and hemp, and working to improve the business conditions surrounding the industry.

“Michigan is embarking on a new era of regulated cannabis and the industry must step forward to lead the charge for safety, compliance and professional standards,” said Ron Makino of 1st Quality Medz.

“As the industry in Michigan advances, it needs an organization to promote sound public policy and business practices. The GLCCOC will accomplish that,” said Chad McCormick of Green Industry Construction Services.

For more information on the Great Lakes Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, please visit www.GLCCOC.com.


Ex-MSU player sentenced in sexual assault case

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan State football player Auston Robertson will spend up to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a female student in her off-campus apartment.

The Lansing State Journal reports that the 21-year-old Robertson was sentenced Wednesday to a minimum of three years and seven months behind bars. The Fort Wayne, Indiana, native also has to register as a sex offender.

Robertson pleaded guilty last month to assault with intent to commit criminal sexual penetration in the 2017 attack. The defensive end was kicked off the team after the victim came forward.

Robertson pleaded guilty to lesser charges after the judge ruled in May that if the case went to trial, prosecutors could admit into evidence that two other women had accused Robertson of raping them in 2013 and 2014.


Police: 23 complaints about Alpha Sigma Phi frat house noise

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Police records show a University of Michigan fraternity received two noise citations even though 23 calls were made over the past year about partying at its off-campus house.

The Ann Arbor News reported Wednesday from a Freedom of Information Act request that police also investigated whether a “40-yard dash” was run over the backs of some members.

Alpha Sigma Phi was removed last month from the school and student-run Interfraternity Council for at least five years following allegations of violent hazing and forced alcohol consumption.

The newspaper reports that officers rarely observed loud partying at the house and that a city attorney believed a radio scanner was used to monitor police dispatches.


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