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Gus Burns


Hamtramck, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Fergus:

Michigan marijuana industry ‘shocked’ by plan to move licensing director

Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency Director Andrew Brisbo is being moved to a new position within state government. → Read More

Major Michigan marijuana retailer shutters four stores

Lume, one of Michigan's largest marijuana retail chains, unexpectedly closed four stores Monday. → Read More

Faster Horses show goes on with few changes despite history of deaths, reported rapes, assaults

Amanda Cater hears her laughing. She hears her name. She is struggling as the fourth anniversary approaches. But she doesn’t see any sign the Faster Horses Festival organizers, promoters or performers empathize or are concerned. “My daughter is gone and it’s just a faint memory (to them),” said Cater, whose only child, 19-year-old Makayla Hostetler of Mason, died in 2018 when a vehicle struck… → Read More

Michigan moves to outlaw fake urine as marijuana popularity soars

Proposed laws in Michigan would make it a crime for anyone caught trying to beat a drug test. → Read More

New lawsuit could stall latest attempt by Detroit to enter recreational marijuana market

A new lawsuit is challenging creation of Detroit's long-awaited recreational marijuana industry. → Read More

Videos show East Lansing police shoot fleeing man in Meijer parking lot

East Lansing police on Thursday, May 5, released video associated with the April 25 shooting of 20-year-old DeAnthony VanAtten. → Read More

East Lansing police shooting video to be released after public call for transparency

East Lansing police have refused to release video of a shooting involving a 20-year-old man outside at a Meijer store on April 25. → Read More

Michigan police killings reach fastest pace in a decade amid sluggish reform

Michigan is on pace to have most killings of civilians by police since at least 2013, when comprehensive record keeping began. → Read More

Marijuana vending machine earned Michigan man $2,000 a day, federal agents say

A Detroit man is facing federal charges after Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents claim he was operating a marijuana vending machine on the side of his house that earned an average of $2,000 per day, nearly $1.6 million a year. → Read More

4/20 holiday prompts record sale of 2.3 tons of marijuana in Michigan

Marijuana's unofficial holiday, April 20, resulted in the record sale of marijuana flower. → Read More

Michigan marijuana lab proficiency is routinely tested, results are kept secret

Each quarter, lab personnel arrives at a location as directed by the state. They pick up a sample of marijuana or a marijuana product, return to their labs and test it. → Read More

Michigan AG wants to investigate deadly Oxford High School shooting; district reluctant

Michigan AG Dana Nessel is again asking Oxford Community Schools related to the Nov. 30 high school shooting that left four students dead. → Read More

Parents of accused Oxford High School shooter again denied lower bond

The parents of accused 15-year-old Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley are requesting their bond amounts be lowered from $500,000 to $100,000. → Read More

Michigan marijuana regulators halt plan to allow hemp conversion to THC

The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency on Friday, April 15, announced it will not allow hemp conversion to THC, the high inducing compound found naturally in marijuana. → Read More

Michigan blocks sale of marijuana products worth millions without explanation

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued an extensive hold on marijuana products sold statewide without revealing its reason or whether there may be public safety implications. → Read More

Political climate could challenge Michigan prosecution of accused kidnap plotters, analysts say

Will the acquittal and mistrial of four men accused of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer impact the state cases? → Read More

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer jury reaches verdict on some counts, still deliberating others

The judge asked jurors to take another look and said court would reconvene to see if a consensus was reached after lunch. → Read More

Michigan counties accused of illegally profiting from tax foreclosure auctions

The state Supreme Court allows counties to foreclose on homes if the owners fail to pay their property taxes for three years. They may even resell it, but any profits should be returned to the original owner. → Read More

After failed first attempt, Detroit takes second shot at recreational marijuana

Detroit on Tuesday, April 6, passed a new recreational marijuana licensing ordinance to replace another that's currently stalled due to litigation. → Read More

See how much Michigan communities will receive from $172 million in 2021 recreational marijuana tax

Michigan this week announced tax disbursements equaling nearly $42.2 million to counties, cities, townships and villages who've chosen to participate in the state's thriving recreational marijuana industry. → Read More