medical marijuana

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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NewsRoom
2:44 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Backer Hopes To Restore Marijuana Clinics By End Of 2013

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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NewsRoom
3:16 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Medical Marijuana Patients Could Use “Edibles” Under Bill In State Legislature

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

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NewsRoom
5:13 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Local Marijuana Ordinances Debated Before Michigan Supreme Court

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

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NewsRoom
5:13 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Medical Marijuana Advocates Decry State Removal Of Children

Steve and Maria Green of Lansing say they did nothing illegal or to warrant the removal of their daughter, Bree (6 months).
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Medical Marijuana advocates are blasting the state for removing children from the homes of licensed patients and caregivers.

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NewsRoom
3:52 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court Asked To Decide Fate Of “Medibles”

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

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NewsRoom
5:41 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

PTSD, Insomnia Patients Urge State Panel To Allow Use Of Medical Marijuana

Melody Karr told the Michigan Medical Marihuana Review Panel Thursday that she suffers from both PTSD and insomnia
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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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NewsRoom
4:27 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Activists Call For Marijuana Legalization As State Continues To Sort Out Medical Pot Law

Members of the computer ‘hacktivist’ group Anonymous rally with marijuana advocates Wednesday at the state Capitol.
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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.

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NewsRoom
5:40 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Medical Marijuana Panel Draws Fire From Advocates

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

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NewsRoom
4:26 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Court Says THC-Laced “Medibles” Not Allowed Under Marijuana Law

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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Radio Made in Michigan
2:20 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Attorney alleges 'miscarriage of justice' over local marijuana convictions

Currently, the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act only allows patients with the need for medical marijuana to either grow the plant on their own, or find an individual -- known as the primary caregiver -- who is willing to grow it for them to do so. However, registered primary caregivers can only assist up to five qualifying patients.
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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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NewsRoom
5:14 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

State Lawmakers Look To Tackle Medical Pot Dispensary Issues

A state House panel is looking at ways to address medical marijuana distribution in Michigan.

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NewsRoom
5:39 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court To Consider City Marijuana Ban

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.

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Politics & Government
3:39 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Clearing some haze around state's medical marijuana laws

Much is still unknown regarding Michigan's medical marijuana laws, including how to distribute the drug safely and legally.
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There’s been significant movement at the state capitol regarding medical marijuana recently.  The week before last, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled the state’s pot law does not allow dispensaries.  But late last week, State Representative Mike Callton of Nashville announced he’ll introduce a bill that would allow businesses to dispense cannabis.

Stuart Dunnings Jr. is Ingham County prosecutor and among the many legal officials and police who’ve been frustrated by the vagaries of Michigan’s medical marijuana law.  Robin Schneider is a Lansing resident and a legislative liaison for the National Patients’ Rights Association.  They both help clear some of the haze around Michigan's medical marijuana regulations.

Radio Made in Michigan
5:17 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court: Medical Pot Dispensaries Can Be Shut Down As Public Nuisance

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Medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan can be shut down as public nuisances, according to a ruling Friday by the state Supreme Court.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:26 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Appeals Court: It's OK To Share Small Amounts Of Medical Pot

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The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled medical marijuana users may share small amounts of pot without running afoul of state law.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:47 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Advocates Urge State Panel To Allow Medical Pot For PTSD

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Medical marijuana advocates are urging state officials to let Michiganders with post-traumatic stress disorder use the drug legally.

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NewsRoom
6:10 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Medical Marijuana Bills Go To Floor Of State House

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Patients might have to pay out of their own pockets for medical marijuana if lawmakers pass two bills in the state House.  

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NewsRoom
7:23 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

MI Supreme Court Hears Medical Marijuana Cases

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The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday on the future of medical marijuana dispensaries and growing cooperatives.

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NewsRoom
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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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Lansing Attorney Responds to MI Marijuana Proposals

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Michigan lawmakers have begun addressing the state’s often criticized medical marijuana law.  Voter approval of the statute in 2008 has been followed by years of legal confusion over its enforcement.  Last November, a State Court of Appeals ruling—People versus McQueen--led to the closure of many marijuana dispensaries and made the drug more difficult to obtain, even for cardholding patients.

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NewsRoom
6:56 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

House Approves Medical Marijuana Amendments

The state House has approved the first amendments to Michigan’s medical marijuana law since it was approved by voters in 2008.

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NewsRoom
6:36 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Lawmaker Would Allow Marijuana Dispensaries

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A Republican state lawmaker has introduced a measure to make medical marijuana dispensaries legal in communities that want them.

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NewsRoom
6:18 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Supreme Court will Decide Whether Patients can Share Marijuana

The Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether the state’s medical marijuana laws allows medical marijuana cardholders to sell to each other.

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