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Medical Marijuana Legislation Seeks To Undermine Michigan Voters

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Michigan Medical CannabisAsk your legislators to oppose SB 377 and SB 418

Two bills that would undermine Michigan’s medical marijuana law were approved yesterday by the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee.

The first, SB 377, would require medical marijuana patients’ names and addresses to be sent to a database accessible by the Department of State Police with or without a warrant. Sponsors of the measure say the bill is needed so that officers could verify whether an individual is a patient before conducting a raid or traffic stop, but the law already allows police to verify patients’ ID cards. This bill needlessly jeopardizes privacy, treats patients like criminal suspects, and allows police to go on fishing expeditions without probable cause.

The second, SB 418, would prevent individuals from suing to overturn municipal ordinances that violate state law. For example, the ACLU is suing several cities that have passed local laws prohibiting “any activity that violates federal law” — thinly veiled efforts to prevent medical marijuana patients and their caregivers from using or growing marijuana. If passed, SB 418 would take away the right to challenge ordinances designed to thwart the protections enacted by 63% of Michigan voters.

Please ask your elected officials to oppose these efforts to undermine the will of Michigan’s voters.

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  1. michigan 4 life on

    SB 377, would require medical marijuana patients’ names and addresses to be sent to a database accessible by the Department of State Police with or without a warrant. Sponsors of the measure say the bill is needed so that officers could verify whether an individual is a patient before conducting a raid or traffic stop, but the law already allows police to verify patients’ ID cards.

    i’m a voter and i dont want that so how can u say this isnt worth looking at u must not be from michigan

  2. Yet another example of politicians looking to force their own views on voters. It reminds me of what just happened in Arizona, where the governor essentially is looking to block the medical marijuana industry from forming even though voters backed it. Aren’t these leaders here to represent the will of the people? Sure doesn’t seem so when it comes to medical marijuana.
    Chris, Dispensary Business News

  3. Green Acres Medical Marijuana on

    These two bills are a blow to our privacy and medical confidentiality. Everyone please take a few minutes and use the link above to contact elected officials to say you oppose this action. They are supposed to be working for the people not against us with their own personal narrow minded views on marijuana. Everyone must help or we could loose our rights to use our medicine altogether.

  4. @michigan4life

    …maybe you should learn how to spell

    and it isn’t worth looking into because if there is some question of legality when it comes to medical marijuana the police can already verify a patient’s card…so tell me why as a michigan resident should I be interested in this law? how will it make my kids safer?

    ….you just got owned

  5. oh yes and to add to the ownage…medical marijuana has already added 8 million dollars to michigan revenue and this new bill has an “undertermined cost” according to the senate…how is this good for michigan? especially as my last post pointed out, it is completely unnecessary

    money is being wasted. stop being naive and just let people use marijuana. it is good for everyone whether you are open minded enough to admit or not. otherwise we can just keep cutting funding from schools. because that’s better than people using marijuana right?

  6. Beverly L. Gibson on

    I am a 65 year-old voter having lived in Michigan my entire life. I resent this effort by our government to prohibit folks from enjoying a simple drug which grows freely all over Michigan by the few who oppose these rights based on their limited understanding of what this drug provides. Is it the pharmaceutical manufacturers who fear they would lose money on prescription drugs when some folks prefer a simple remedy, like marijuana for small aches and pains, neuralgia, and other maladies which plague many of us? There are a lot more folks using this herbal plant for relief than all those who oppose it. I say, let’s have a vote at the polls!

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