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 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...]

New Bill For Protecting Michigan Workers With Medical Marijuana Cards Introduced

December 28, 2015: Some Democrats in the state House say people shouldn’t be fired for having a medical marijuana card.  Jake Neher reports. Medical marijuana could be a big topic of discussion for state lawmakers in 2016.  Bills in the state Senate would create protections for … [Read more...]

Michigan medical marijuana regulation vote postponed after heated debate

December 9, 2015: Michigan’s Senate Judiciary Committee had planned to vote Tuesday on a package of bills to regulate the state’s medical marijuana industry, but after a long, heated debate, two committee members had to leave early to attend a funeral and the vote was postponed, as … [Read more...]

Medical pot regulations face pushback in Senate hearing, military vet tossed in heated exchange

December 8, 2015: LANSING, MI — Medical marijuana activists spoke out Tuesday against a proposal to license and tax dispensaries, arguing the legislation would drive up patient prices and force out registered caregivers. A lengthy debate in the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee ended … [Read more...]

Medical marijuana may go the way of alcohol in Michigan Senate

December 8, 2015: LANSING, MI — Michigan would create a tiered system for medical marijuana growers, distributors and retailers under evolving legislation up for a likely vote Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said Monday medical pot bills approved … [Read more...]

Michigan police propose changes to medical pot dispensary bill, end of caregiver model

November 11, 2015: LANSING, MI — Michigan law enforcement officials are not fully backing plans to overhaul the state's medical marijuana system, but unlike last year, they aren't standing in the way of proposed legislation. "While law enforcement cannot support any legislation that by … [Read more...]

DETROIT Pot jobless case appeals declined

November 6, 2015: People fired in Michigan for using medical marijuana can collect unemployment benefits after the state Supreme Court turned down appeals in two cases. The court declined to hear appeals that could have overturned a 2014 state appeals court decision. A brief order was … [Read more...]

Michigan marijuana legalization groups confident in cash backing for petition drives

October 26, 2015: LANSING, MI — Competing groups racing to put marijuana legalization questions on Michigan's 2016 ballot claim they are raising enough cash to get to the finish line, but one has temporarily "paused" signature collection and both still have miles to go. The Michigan … [Read more...]

GOP operatives form Michigan marijuana advocacy group

Lansing — Two prominent Oakland County Republican political operatives are behind a new advocacy group that is exploring a 2016 ballot initiative legalizing marijuana use if the Legislature won’t reform the existing medicinal cannabis law. Suzie Mitchell, a Republican political … [Read more...]

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