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Lawmakers say you can have your pot and eat it, too


Medical marijuana clinics in Michigan would have to be licensed and pay sales taxes under bills adopted Thursday by the state Senate.

The licensing would be handled by local governments, which could also set conditions such as hours of operation or where the clinics can be located. Continue reading

Drama at state Senate medical marijuana hearing, main proponents drop support

A state Senate sergeant asking Marine Corps veteran and medical marijuana patient Dakota Serna to leave a hearing after making disparaging remarks about law enforcement officials.

A state Senate sergeant asking Marine Corps veteran and medical marijuana patient Dakota Serna to leave a hearing after making disparaging remarks about law enforcement officials.

A hearing on bills to create legal protections for medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan sparked some drama on Tuesday.

Many patients now oppose the legislation, in part because it creates new taxes on medical marijuana sales.
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Poll: Majority of Michigan voters support legalizing pot

imagesA majority of Michigan voters support legalizing small amounts of marijuana, according to a statewide poll released this week.

56% support legalization efforts, while 36% are opposed. The poll, conducted for the Detroit Free Press and WDIV television, surveyed 600 Michigan voters, and had a four percent margin of error. Continue reading

Two marijuana legalization campaigns get the green light


Two campaigns to legalize marijuana in Michigan have the green light to move forward.

A state elections board signed off on their petition language on Thursday. The groups will now begin collecting signatures. Continue reading

Roads, pot, civil rights on agenda as state lawmakers return from summer break

By Jake Neher


The state Legislature returns Tuesday after a two month summer break.

Republican leaders still have some big priorities to accomplish before the end of the year. None are bigger than finding a way to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads.

But it looks like that and other major bills will have to wait until the Legislature’s “lame duck” session in December. Top lawmakers say they do notexpect many major votes between now and the November election.

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Michigan Supreme Court takes two more medical marijuana cases

The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear two more medical marijuana cases. Two medical marijuana cardholders want the state’s highest court to rule that a voter-approved law shields them from criminal charges.
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Activists cheer as dispensaries, “medibles” bills clear House panel

potLegislation that would give medical marijuana patients more ways to obtain and use cannabis is one step closer to becoming law. A state House panel unanimously approved House Bills 4271 and 5104 Tuesday.

They would allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate again in Michigan and let patients use edible forms of marijuana, respectively. The legislation would give communities the ability to decide whether to allow dispensaries under new regulations.
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High-profile medical marijuana bills could clear state House panel Tuesday

potMedical marijuana advocates are confident a state House panel will approve a pair of bills Tuesday that would significantly change the way patients can obtain and use cannabis.

Recent court rulings have made it illegal to operate medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan and for patients to use edible forms of cannabis. House Bill 4271 would revive dispensaries with new regulations, and House Bill 5104 would allow patients to use so-called “medibles”.
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Medical marijuana is top priority for House panel in December

file6311270526402Medical marijuana could be a hot topic in the state Legislature before the end of the year.

House Judiciary Committee Chair Kevin Cotter (R-Mount Pleasant) says his top priority next month is to take up three medical marijuana-related bills.
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Plan to sell medical marijuana at pharmacies clears state Senate

maijuana plantsMichigan medical marijuana patients would be able to buy cannabis at pharmacies under a bill that cleared the state Senate Wednesday. Although, that would only happen if the federal government decides to regulate marijuana as a prescription drug.
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