Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan is now accepting applications from businesses looking to get into the marijuana industry in the wake of voters’ legalization of the drug for recreational use by adults. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency began receiving license applications Friday.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is ordering Michigan agencies to step up collaboration with Native American tribes in the state. Whitmer signed an executive directive Thursday affirming commitment to the sovereignty and right of self-governance of Michigan’s federally recognized tribes. It also requires state employees who work on matters with direct implications for tribes to undergo training on tribal-state relations.
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A Catholic high school in the Detroit area has dropped out of the football playoffs because of hazing incidents by players. An email sent to parents Thursday by Warren De La Salle Collegiate says players were aware of the hazing but failed to report it. The school felt it was appropriate to forfeit a playoff game Friday against Birmingham Groves.
BAYT CITY, Mich. (AP) — Bob Traxler, a longtime Michigan congressman, has died at age 88. Traxler was a Democrat from Bay City who was elected to the U.S. House in a special election in 1974. He was subsequently re-elected until retiring in 1993. He was subsequently re-elected until retiring in 1993. Trahan Funeral Chapel says Traxler died Wednesday. While in Congress, Traxler served on the House Appropriations Committee, which decides where federal money is spent.