Politics & Government
11:20 am
Wed April 15, 2015

As ballot efforts surface, legislator clarifies medical marijuana bill

Rep. Mike Callton (R-Nashville)

For years now, Michigan has struggled with how to implement its medical marijuana law. Voters approved legalized pot in 2008, but applying the law has been fraught with complications. Patients, caregivers, physicians, law enforcement, local and state governments and the courts all have had different concerns. The challenge boils down to how to regulate the drug and how to get it safely and responsibly to the people who are entitled to it. In recent years, Republican State Rep. Mike Callton has been in the middle of the state legislature’s effort to move forward.

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2:47 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Look Back: Current Sports #302 | August 21, 2014

In this throwback show from August, Al talks all things Lions and gives his impressions on first-year coach, Jim Caldwell. Al brings in Detroit Free Press writer Dave Birkett to provide insights on Le'Veon Bell's marijuana arrest. See what they thought about Rory winning four straight tournaments as well -  in this edition of Current Sports.

Radio Made in Michigan
1:14 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Senator Whitmer address medical marijuana, court of claims

Opponents say this measure could be an effort to 'corporatize' marijuana and eventually undo the 2008 referendum.
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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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:17 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Lansing voters face marijuana choice

More than 6,000 people signed a petition to put the amendment to decriminalize marijuana on the ballot.
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Our local Election 2013 coverage continues today with a look at a city charter amendment proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in Lansing. It’s on the ballot next Tuesday.

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6:15 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Marijuana Ranks High in 2012 Local Ballot Initiatives

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The city of Detroit this week officially joined three other cities in Michigan that already placed marijuana questions on their November ballots.

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6:33 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Court: City Cannot Outlaw Medical Marijuana

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The Michigan Court of Appeals says local governments cannot stop people from growing or using medical marijuana.

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5:11 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

MI Supreme Court Rules on Medical Marijuana Defense

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An opinion by the state Supreme Court adds some definition to Michigan’s 2008 voter-approved medical marijuana law.

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6:24 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Senate to Vote on Stripping Eye Malady from Marijuana List

The state Senate could vote this week on the first major amendment to Michigan's medical marijuana law since it was adopted by voters in 2008.  The measure would strip the eye disease glaucoma from the list of conditions that would qualify a patient for a medical marijuana card.

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5:47 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Court: City cannot keep marijuana question off ballot

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A measure to eliminate criminal penalties for possessing an ounce or less of marijuana in Detroit could be voted on by city voters this coming summer.

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