Medicinal Marijuana Bills Pass Michigan State House

MICHIGAN: This past week, the Michigan House of Representatives passed a series of bills regarding Michigan’s medical marijuana laws.

Among these bills include a 3 percent excise tax on medicinal marijuana. The funds collected from the tax will go toward establishing a more regulated and controlled environment that will help insure safety and consistency. When the bill was initially proposed, the tax was at 16 percent and was negotiated down to 3 percent.

State Representative John Kivela, Democrat in the 109th district, believes these new bills help better define the medical marijuana laws in Michigan.

“In my opinion, there’s an old adage that it’s never wrong to make a bad bill better and this was a very complicated, confusing law to begin with and I think these changes really clean it up,” said Kivela.