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Lansing City Council passed a measure Monday to include a commission in the city’s marijuana ordinance.


This map shows 26 states and the District of Columbia which currently have laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form.

WKAR Special Report: Marijuana in Michigan
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Here is a map of 40 medical marijuana dispensaries in Lansing, Michigan.

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The latest medical marijuana ordinance was introduced at Monday night’s Lansing City Council meeting, but a public hearing date was not set.

 

 


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A new proposed ordinance on regulating and licensing medical marijuana businesses goes before the Lansing city council tonight.


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Niles City Council voted Monday in favor of a resolution that states the intent to adopt three medical marijuana laws passed by state legislators last year.

What medical marijuana can and can’t do for your health

Jan 13, 2017
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Medical marijuana may not cure all that ills you

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Michigan State University will soon provide training to local governments to help them navigate a new state law concerning medical marijuana operations.


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Dec 13, 2016

Marijuana for Pain Treatment in the NBA, Michigan Men's Basketball, Steve Finamore, East Lansing High School, Heisman Trophy and Lamar Jackson.


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Medical marijuana has been legal in Michigan since 2009, and there’s currently an effort to legalize it for recreational use, but local governments across the state have struggled to create consistent laws to regulate cannabis. We talk with an advocate who envisions a national organization to set those standards.


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On Sunday, a new church held its first public meeting in Lansing. The First Cannabis Church of Logic and Reason is an agnostic group of followers bound together by their common enjoyment of marijuana. Current State’s Kevin Lavery takes us inside.


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Jan 27, 2016

Marijuana Usage in the NFL, League Punishments, Lansing Catholic, CAAC Boys' High School Basketball, Bill Belichick vs. Vince Lombardi, and the Introduction of New Current Sports Interns.


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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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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.

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.

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