Michigan House Approves Medical Marijuana Bills

MICHIGAN:  Michigan lawmakers have voted to let local governments allow or prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries in their communities. Other bills approved Thursday by the House clarify that patients can use non-smokable forms of marijuana and set the stage for pharmacy sales of the drug if the federal government signs off. Michigan voters legalized marijuana use for Read the full article…

Jackson Police Officials Say They'll Allow Possession Of Marijuana On Private Property After Public Vote

MICHIGAN: Jackson law enforcement and city officials have a plan to enforce a new marijuana ordinance that they believe falls within the spirit of the law. A law passed in November via a 2,242-1,434 vote decriminalizes up to an ounce of marijuana on private property for those age 21 and older within the city. Jackson Police Chief Matthew Heins Read the full article…

Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana Sales In Pharmacies Passes Michigan Senate

MICHIGAN: A bill that would allow for the growing and sale of pharmaceutical grade marijuana at pharmacies in Michigan passed the state Senate Wednesday on a 22-16 vote. The bill was lauded by supporters as a way to guarantee a safe, tested product for medical marijuana users. But opponents said it did nothing to address shortfalls Read the full article…

Michigan Lawmakers Propose Pharmacy Marijuana Sales

MICHIGAN: Five years after Michigan voters legalized marijuana use for medical purposes, lawmakers say it’s time the drug is brought into the fold of the health care industry so patients can buy it at their corner pharmacy. A bill approved last week by a Senate committee would pave the way for the production and sale of Read the full article…

Election 2013: Marijuana Advocates Predict Success For 'Legalization' Proposals In 3 Michigan Cities

MICHIGAN: Voters in three separate Michigan communities will decide Tuesday whether local police should arrest recreational marijuana users. Ballot proposals in Lansing, Jackson and Ferndale would legalize the use or possession of up to an ounce of marijuana on private property by anyone 21 years or older.

Lansing Michigan Voters To Decide Marijuana Issue

MICHIGAN: Lansing voters will decide Tuesday whether the city can prosecute residents for smoking marijuana in their homes. Supporters hope passage of the ballot measure will send a message to state lawmakers that Michigan is ready for legalized marijuana. In a 2008 state ballot measure, voters approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

Michigan Teacher With Medical Marijuana License Facing Felony Drug Charges

MICHIGAN: A Paw Paw Middle School teacher with a license to grow medical marijuana is now facing felony drug charges because authorities say his crop was too large and he also manufactured hashish. Two members of Michigan State Police’s Southwest Enforcement Team raided Scot Granke’s Arlington Township property on Aug. 21 after receiving a tip from Granke’s estranged Read the full article…

Proponents Confident Jackson MI Election Proposal Allowing Possession Of Marijuana Will Pass

MICHIGAN: In addition to City Council candidates, Jackson residents will have the opportunity Tuesday, Nov. 5, to vote for or against decriminalizing marijuana within the city. More than 550 residents signed and turned in a petition in July to decriminalize up to an ounce of marijuana for people more than 21 years of age.

Proponents Confident Jackson MI Election Proposal Allowing Possession Of Marijuana Will Pass

MICHIGAN: In addition to City Council candidates, Jackson residents will have the opportunity Tuesday, Nov. 5, to vote for or against decriminalizing marijuana within the city. More than 550 residents signed and turned in a petition in July to decriminalize up to an ounce of marijuana for people more than 21 years of age.

Michigan State Rep. Mike Shirkey To Support Medical Marijuana Effort To Legalize Plant Resin Or Extracts

MICHIGAN: Not all medical marijuana patients like to smoke. That’s one reason why state Rep. Mike Shirkey, R-Clark Lake, intends to support soon-to-be introduced legislation that would amend the definition of “usable marijuana” to include plant resin or extract.