Michigan pot proposal stymied by signature stalemate

May 16, 2016: Jonathan Oosting, Detroit News Lansing Bureau 1:24 p.m. EDT May 12, 2016 Lansing — An increasingly long-shot effort to put a marijuana legalization measure on Michigan’s 2016 ballot suffered another setback Thursday, when the Board of State Canvassers deadlocked on a policy … [Read more...]

Proposed city marijuana ordinance under scrutiny

May 16, 2016: Eric Lacy, Lansing State Journal 9:55 p.m. EDT May 13, 2016 Interim City Attorney F. Jospeh Abood reviews 28 questions, concerns in a meeting that drew about 50 people. Law Department to meet with Police Department next week to discus enforcement issues LANSING -- A medical … [Read more...]

Marijuana on the road

May 12, 2016: One of the burning questions about cannabis use is: How high is too high when operating a motor vehicle? It's befuddling to the legal system, as driving law is not moving as quickly as marijuana law. Many want to establish a "per se" level of THC in someone's blood that … [Read more...]

Marijuana debate goes mobile as ‘magic number’ for driving while stoned sought

May 5, 2016: LANSING, MI — How much marijuana makes someone too impaired to drive a vehicle? The answer isn't easy to find, but it's one more than 100 lawmakers are set on finding. The Michigan House are seeking a study to find the "magic number" of how much marijuana in a driver's blood … [Read more...]

Michigan House votes to study marijuana limit for drivers

April 26, 2016: The Michigan House moved Tuesday to get a recommendation on setting a legal limit for driving under the influence of marijuana. LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House moved Tuesday to get a recommendation on setting a legal limit for driving under the influence of … [Read more...]

NORML ‘abruptly’ loses donation processing services: Is marijuana prejudice to blame?

March 7, 2016: Is “prejudice against marijuana” to blame for NORML’s financial services termination? The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), one of the oldest and largest nonprofit, pro-marijuana legalization public interest lobbies in the United States, has … [Read more...]

Senate bill introduced that would loosen marijuana laws in Michigan

March 9, 2016: KALAMAZOO (WKZO-AM) -- State Sen. Coleman Young II, D-Detroit, has introduced legislation that would decriminalize the sale, possession and cultivation of marijuana in Michigan. Young claims current laws disproportionately affect African-Americans, who are three times as … [Read more...]

Bill would legalize recreational marijuana use in Michigan

February 26, 2016: LANSING — A state lawmaker has introduced legislation to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Michigan, a move he says will free up police to “focus on violent and property crimes.’’ Introduced by state Sen. Coleman A. Young II, D-Detroit, the bill is being … [Read more...]

Drug testing bill would treat ‘people as guinea pigs,’ Michigan attorney says

February 25, 2016: A bill designed to help catch more people driving under the influence of drugs would treat people like "guinea pigs," an attorney opposed to the legislation says. The bill, which passed the Michigan Senate last month, would allow the Michigan State Police to run a pilot … [Read more...]

Bill to change medical marijuana law impacts employers

January 17, 2016: LANSING — In November 2009, a Michigan man named Joseph Casias was fired from his job at a Battle Creek Walmart store after a drug test he'd taken during treatment for a workplace knee injury came back positive for marijuana. Earlier that year, Casias received a card … [Read more...]

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