medical marijuana law

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Marijuana-infused beer, wine, and spirits would be outlawed under a bill adopted Thursday by the state Senate.

It’s looking increasingly likely voters will decide whether recreational marijuana will be legal in Michigan as the time for the Legislature to act grows short.

State Senator Rick Jones he expects the question will be on the ballot, and it will be approved.  

“When the November ballot passes, Jennie, bar the door, it’s going to be the wild, wild west,” he says.

U.P. prosecutor's argument costs her the case

Nov 23, 2014

MUNISING, MI (AP)--   A prosecutor's inflammatory remarks about medical marijuana have cost her a conviction in Alger County.

The Michigan appeals court says Paul Heminger apparently was growing more marijuana than allowed under law, but the verdict last year was spoiled by the closing argument of prosecutor Karen Bahrman.

The court says Bahrman embarked on a "personal diatribe" to discredit the medical marijuana law. She told jurors that a local pro-marijuana group wants a "country where everybody can walk around stoned."

LANSING, MI (AP)--   A bill amending Michigan's medical marijuana law to specify where medical marijuana cannot be smoked has passed the state Senate. 

The bill was approved 31-7 Tuesday and prohibits smoking or growing medical marijuana on private property if the property owner won't allow it. The amendment also bans smoking on private property that is open to the public.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Some of the first big changes to Michigan's medical-marijuana law since it was approved by voters in 2008 are set to begin. 

Democratic Representative Phil Cavanagh of Redford Township in Wayne County says the changes that went into effect Monday clarify and lend credibility to the act.

The measures define the type of doctor-patient relationship that is needed before medical marijuana use can be certified. For example, a doctor must complete a face-to-face evaluation of the patient.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   A Senate panel has approved changes aimed at clarifying Michigan's voter-approved law allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved what would be the first changes to the state's 2008 law.  The bills now go to the full Senate. Versions of them have already passed the House.

One bill seeks to better define the type of doctor-patient relationship needed before medical marijuana use could be certified.  Another would let law enforcement officers obtain medical marijuana patient information.