medical marijuana http://wkar.org en Senator Whitmer address medical marijuana, court of claims http://wkar.org/post/senator-whitmer-address-medical-marijuana-court-claims <p>For about five years, Michigan’s medical marijuana law has authorized doctor-approved patients either to grow pot or to buy it from state-certified "caregivers." Now, the state legislature is looking at a second approach. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:14:57 +0000 Current State 45167 at http://wkar.org Senator Whitmer address medical marijuana, court of claims Backer Hopes To Restore Marijuana Clinics By End Of 2013 http://wkar.org/post/backer-hopes-restore-marijuana-clinics-end-2013 <p>A state lawmaker hopes to have a bill on Governor Rick Snyder’s desk before the end of the year to allow medical marijuana distribution centers.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:44:56 +0000 Rick Pluta 44680 at http://wkar.org Backer Hopes To Restore Marijuana Clinics By End Of 2013 Medical Marijuana Patients Could Use “Edibles” Under Bill In State Legislature http://wkar.org/post/medical-marijuana-patients-could-use-edibles-under-bill-state-legislature <p>Medical marijuana patients in Michigan would be able to use edible forms of the drug under a proposal in Lansing.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:16:08 +0000 Jake Neher 44337 at http://wkar.org Medical Marijuana Patients Could Use “Edibles” Under Bill In State Legislature Local Marijuana Ordinances Debated Before Michigan Supreme Court http://wkar.org/post/local-marijuana-ordinances-debated-michigan-supreme-court <p>A challenge to a local zoning ordinance that restricts medical marijuana was argued today Thursday before the state Supreme Court.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:13:14 +0000 Rick Pluta 43611 at http://wkar.org Local Marijuana Ordinances Debated Before Michigan Supreme Court Medical Marijuana Advocates Decry State Removal Of Children http://wkar.org/post/medical-marijuana-advocates-decry-state-removal-children <p>Medical Marijuana advocates are blasting the state for removing children from the homes of licensed patients and caregivers.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:13:00 +0000 Jake Neher 42456 at http://wkar.org Medical Marijuana Advocates Decry State Removal Of Children Michigan Supreme Court Asked To Decide Fate Of “Medibles” http://wkar.org/post/michigan-supreme-court-asked-decide-fate-medibles <p>A medical marijuana cardholder has appealed a drug possession conviction to the Michigan Supreme Court.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 19:52:56 +0000 Rick Pluta 41914 at http://wkar.org Michigan Supreme Court Asked To Decide Fate Of “Medibles” PTSD, Insomnia Patients Urge State Panel To Allow Use Of Medical Marijuana http://wkar.org/post/ptsd-insomnia-patients-urge-state-panel-allow-use-medical-marijuana <p>Post-traumatic stress disorder and insomnia could be added to the list of ailments that can be treated with medical marijuana in Michigan.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 21:41:34 +0000 Jake Neher 41863 at http://wkar.org PTSD, Insomnia Patients Urge State Panel To Allow Use Of Medical Marijuana Activists Call For Marijuana Legalization As State Continues To Sort Out Medical Pot Law http://wkar.org/post/activists-call-marijuana-legalization-state-continues-sort-out-medical-pot-law <p>A state board will hear public testimony Thursday on whether to allow patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to use medical marijuana.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:27:20 +0000 Jake Neher 41792 at http://wkar.org Activists Call For Marijuana Legalization As State Continues To Sort Out Medical Pot Law Medical Marijuana Panel Draws Fire From Advocates http://wkar.org/post/medical-marijuana-panel-draws-fire-advocates <p>A state panel will meet this week to consider whether new health conditions should be covered under Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:40:03 +0000 Jake Neher 40241 at http://wkar.org Medical Marijuana Panel Draws Fire From Advocates Court Says THC-Laced “Medibles” Not Allowed Under Marijuana Law http://wkar.org/post/court-says-thc-laced-medibles-not-allowed-under-marijuana-law <p>The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that brownies and other baked goods laced with THC are not allowed under the state’s medical marijuana law.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 20:26:31 +0000 Rick Pluta 39060 at http://wkar.org Court Says THC-Laced “Medibles” Not Allowed Under Marijuana Law Attorney alleges 'miscarriage of justice' over local marijuana convictions http://wkar.org/post/attorney-alleges-miscarriage-justice-over-local-marijuana-convictions <p> Marijuana possession is still a federal crime, but law enforcement and prosecution has been extremely confusing in many states -- including Michigan -- which have legalized the use of marijuana to varying degrees.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 18:20:34 +0000 Current State 36403 at http://wkar.org Attorney alleges 'miscarriage of justice' over local marijuana convictions State Lawmakers Look To Tackle Medical Pot Dispensary Issues http://wkar.org/post/state-lawmakers-look-tackle-medical-pot-dispensary-issues <p>A state House panel is looking at ways to address medical marijuana distribution in Michigan.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 21:14:03 +0000 Jake Neher 36359 at http://wkar.org State Lawmakers Look To Tackle Medical Pot Dispensary Issues Michigan Supreme Court To Consider City Marijuana Ban http://wkar.org/post/michigan-supreme-court-consider-city-marijuana-ban <p>The Michigan Supreme Court says it will consider the legality of a city's zoning ordinance that prohibits the use, manufacture or cultivation of medical marijuana.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 21:39:36 +0000 The Associated Press 33748 at http://wkar.org Michigan Supreme Court To Consider City Marijuana Ban Clearing some haze around state's medical marijuana laws http://wkar.org/post/clearing-some-haze-around-states-medical-marijuana-laws <p></p><p>There’s been significant movement at the state capitol regarding medical marijuana recently. &nbsp;The week before last, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled the state’s pot law does not allow dispensaries. &nbsp;But late last week, State Representative <a href="http://www.gophouse.com/bio.asp?District=87">Mike Callton</a> of Nashville announced he’ll introduce a bill that would allow businesses to dispense cannabis.<br /><br />Stuart Dunnings Jr. is Ingham County <a href="http://pa.ingham.org/">prosecutor </a>and among the many legal officials and police who’ve been frustrated by the vagaries of Michigan’s medical marijuana law. &nbsp;Robin Schneider is a Lansing resident and a legislative liaison for the <a href="http://www.nprausa.com/">National Patients’ Rights Association</a>. &nbsp;They both help clear some of the haze around Michigan's medical marijuana regulations.</p><p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:39:10 +0000 Mark Bashore 31337 at http://wkar.org Clearing some haze around state's medical marijuana laws Michigan Supreme Court: Medical Pot Dispensaries Can Be Shut Down As Public Nuisance http://wkar.org/post/michigan-supreme-court-medical-pot-dispensaries-can-be-shut-down-public-nuisance <p>Medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan can be shut down as public nuisances, according to a ruling Friday by the state Supreme Court.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:17:04 +0000 Jake Neher 30864 at http://wkar.org Michigan Supreme Court: Medical Pot Dispensaries Can Be Shut Down As Public Nuisance Appeals Court: It's OK To Share Small Amounts Of Medical Pot http://wkar.org/post/appeals-court-its-ok-share-small-amounts-medical-pot <p>The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled medical marijuana users may share small amounts of pot without running afoul of state law.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:26:49 +0000 Rick Pluta 30350 at http://wkar.org Appeals Court: It's OK To Share Small Amounts Of Medical Pot Advocates Urge State Panel To Allow Medical Pot For PTSD http://wkar.org/post/advocates-urge-state-panel-allow-medical-pot-ptsd <p>Medical marijuana advocates are urging state officials to let Michiganders with post-traumatic stress disorder use the drug legally.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 22:47:41 +0000 Jake Neher 30140 at http://wkar.org Advocates Urge State Panel To Allow Medical Pot For PTSD Medical Marijuana Bills Go To Floor Of State House http://wkar.org/post/medical-marijuana-bills-go-floor-state-house <p>Patients might have to pay out of their own pockets for medical marijuana if lawmakers pass two bills in the state House.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 23:10:35 +0000 Jake Neher 27694 at http://wkar.org Medical Marijuana Bills Go To Floor Of State House MI Supreme Court Hears Medical Marijuana Cases http://wkar.org/post/mi-supreme-court-hears-medical-marijuana-cases <p>The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday on the future of medical marijuana dispensaries and growing cooperatives.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 23:23:25 +0000 Rick Pluta 25268 at http://wkar.org MI Supreme Court Hears Medical Marijuana Cases Marijuana Ranks High in 2012 Local Ballot Initiatives http://wkar.org/post/marijuana-ranks-high-2012-local-ballot-initiatives <p>The city of Detroit this week officially joined three other cities in Michigan that already placed marijuana questions on their November ballots.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 22:15:31 +0000 Rick Pluta 23232 at http://wkar.org Marijuana Ranks High in 2012 Local Ballot Initiatives Lansing Attorney Responds to MI Marijuana Proposals http://wkar.org/post/lansing-attorney-responds-mi-marijuana-proposals <p>Michigan lawmakers have begun addressing the state's often criticized medical marijuana law. WKAR's Mark Bashore spoke with Lansing attorney Matt Newburg about proposals passed last week by the state House that are aimed at clarifying enforcement of the voter approved statute.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Mark Bashore 16918 at http://wkar.org Lansing Attorney Responds to MI Marijuana Proposals House Approves Medical Marijuana Amendments http://wkar.org/post/house-approves-medical-marijuana-amendments <p>The state House has approved the first amendments to Michigan’s medical marijuana law since it was approved by voters in 2008.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 22:56:10 +0000 Rick Pluta 16778 at http://wkar.org House Approves Medical Marijuana Amendments Lawmaker Would Allow Marijuana Dispensaries http://wkar.org/post/lawmaker-would-allow-marijuana-dispensaries <p>A Republican state lawmaker has introduced a measure to make medical marijuana dispensaries legal in communities that want them.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 22:36:08 +0000 Rick Pluta 16645 at http://wkar.org Lawmaker Would Allow Marijuana Dispensaries Supreme Court will Decide Whether Patients can Share Marijuana http://wkar.org/post/supreme-court-will-decide-whether-patients-can-share-marijuana <p>The Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether the state’s medical marijuana laws allows medical marijuana cardholders to sell to each other.</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:18:21 +0000 Rick Pluta 14908 at http://wkar.org Supreme Court will Decide Whether Patients can Share Marijuana