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The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs says the number of opioids dispensed in the state decreased by 15% in 2018 compared with the year before. The number of prescriptions dispensed fell from roughly 9.6 million in 2017 to about 8.2 million in 2018.

The data provided by LARA show that the individual units dispensed (such as tablets and milliliters) decreased by 16.9%, the total days’ supply of opioids decreased by 10.8%, and the "milligram morphine equivalent," or the standard used to measure the potency of opioids, decreased by 21%.

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Michigan’s medical marijuana businesses are once again facing a deadline to get a state license or be forced to close their doors.

State regulators are proposing Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Licensing Board give businesses until the end of this month to get their license to operate.