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Michigan's new 'pharmaceutical grade' medical marijuana law depends on federal approval
LANSING, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a new law that would allow Michigan to create a "pharmaceutical-grade cannabis" registry if the federal government ever reclassifies marijuana as a Schedule II drug fit for medical use.
Voters approved Michigan's medical marijuana law in 2008, allowing certified patients and caregivers to grow the drug. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law, however, even though the Obama administration has directed prosecutors to respect state laws.
Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Program Has $23,000,000 Surplus
27 Jan, 2014
by Rick Thompson
January 27, 2014
FLINT- Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Program (MMP) has a surplus of $23,534,952.42, accumulated over the Program’s almost 5-year existence, per officials from the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).
The fund balance was revealed in an article by MLive’s Jonathan Oosting, a Capitol reporter for the news agency, and the source was identified as Jeannie Vogel from LARA. The figure represents the fund balance as of September 30, 2013.
Michigan House approves return of medical marijuana dispensaries, edibles
LANSING, MI -- The Michigan House on Thursday advanced legislation to update the state's voter-approved medical marijuana law by allowing for dispensaries and a variety of edible products.
Medical marijuana storefronts had operated in several Michigan communities until a February ruling by the state Supreme Court empowered county prosecutors to shut them down as a "public nuisance."
Bipartisan legislation introduced by Republican Rep. Mike Callton of Nashville and approved Thursday in a 95-14 vote, would pave the way for the return of dispensaries -- or "provisioning centers" -- but allow local communities to prohibit them if desired.
Dispensaries would have to provide municipalities with test results ensuring that the medical marijuana they sell is free of contaminants. Edible products would have to be clearly labelled.House Bill 4271 also would prohibit on-premises cultivation or use of the drug and generally prohibit new dispensaries from opening within 1,000 feet of a school.