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Michigan Senate Committee To Hold Hearings On Four Medical Marijuana Bills

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michigan medical marijuanaMichigan Senate Judiciary Committee Will Hold Hearings Tomorrow For Proposed Medical Marijuana Legislation

Dan Riffle, Marijuana Policy Project

Tomorrow morning, the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on four bills that would change the state’s medical marijuana law. In most cases, the bills call for changes that restrict access to medical marijuana. Here’s the full summary of each, but in short:

HB 4834 – Gives law enforcement officers direct access to patient registry information through the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) – which federal agencies can access – without requiring a warrant.

HB 4851 – Creates a “bona fide physician-patient relationship” that would be necessary before a doctor could recommend marijuana, including that doctors continue to monitor the efficacy of marijuana for each patient.

HB 4853 – Provides sentencing standards for the crime of selling medical marijuana in violation of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act.

HB 4856 – Requires patients transporting medical marijuana to carry it in a case in the trunk of their vehicle.

There are a few positives in the details of some of the bills, but overall, the bills propose radical restrictions not supported by Michigan’s voters that would make life harder for patients who need medical marijuana. For that reason, MPP opposes the legislation. Please write the members of the committee and ask them to oppose these bills.

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  1. For the life of me I’ll never understand how we can accept anything as legal that can kill people but yet man devises a way to keep a herb, a natural wild weed, Cannabis, labeled as a dangerous drug and keep it illegal, wtf? Where is common sense? I never seen one good enough disputable argument on this but sway so many people to accept something that can directly kill you but keep illegal some herb that cannot nor ever was responsible in directly killing by direct ingestion of anybody throughout the history of time. And people say I’m crazy cuz I don’t go by popular opinion, geesh! Nope, I tend to go more by indisputable scientific and well-documented facts over anybody’s word contrary to it.

  2. Mich.: Ask the Senate Judiciary Committee to oppose or amend medical marijuana-related proposals
    Thank you for supporting us on this issue.
    Your message has been sent to the following decision makers:
    Senator Rick A. JonesSenator Steven ‘Steve’ BiedaSenator Tory RoccaSenator Tonya Schuitmaker

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