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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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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.

Medical marijuana patients in Michigan would be able to use edible forms of the drug under a proposal in Lansing.

A challenge to a local zoning ordinance that restricts medical marijuana was argued today Thursday before the state Supreme Court.

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Medical Marijuana advocates are blasting the state for removing children from the homes of licensed patients and caregivers.

A medical marijuana cardholder has appealed a drug possession conviction to the Michigan Supreme Court.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder and insomnia could be added to the list of ailments that can be treated with medical marijuana in Michigan.

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A state board will hear public testimony Thursday on whether to allow patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to use medical marijuana.

A state panel will meet this week to consider whether new health conditions should be covered under Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act.

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.

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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.

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