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Experts and Families Demand Legal Protection With Cannabis for Autism
The Michigan Medical Marijuana Review Panel voted 4-2 in favor of a petition calling for the addition of autism to the list of qualifying conditions allowing for a medical marijuana license under the MMMA. This was a tremendous victory for the families and experts that have supported this effort for the past two years. However, the final decision whether to approve or deny the petition is left to the director of LARA, the agency tasked with administrating the MMMA. There appears to be some confusion about what this petition is suggesting, and what it …
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Michigan Medical Marijuana Review Panel Denies Overwhelming Research Proving Cannabis is a Medicine
Residents in Michigan may submit medical conditions to LARA in order for the Michigan Medical Marihuana Review Panel to review whether there is ample evidence that cannabis may have palliative relief in the treatment of that condition. It is the voter’s intent to protect those with debilitating medical conditions that may receive palliative relief from cannabis. When the panel is provided sufficient evidence it is their mandate to ensure that new medical conditions be added to the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis. In 2012 Jenny Allen, the mother of an autistic child, petitioned LARA to …
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Michigan House Judiciary Committee Passes Three New Medical Marijuana Initiatives
LANSING, MI — The Michigan House Judiciary Committee passed legislation on three medical marijuana initiatives Tuesday morning. Two bills that would allow for infused products and medical marijuana dispensaries were each passed unanimously. As written, these measures would allow municipalities in Michigan to determine if they will allow dispensaries, called “provisioning centers.” Communities would then be called on to regulate these facilities as well. Furthermore, one of the initiatives calls for the legalization of infused edibles and cannabis extracts. A third bill to legalize …
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Michigan Senate Approves Pharmaceutical-Grade Cannabis
Michigan May See Medical Marijuana In Pharmacies Michigan Senators approved Senate Bill 660, which would allow the the distribution of pharmaceutical-grade medical marijuana through the state’s licensed pharmacies. The bill was passed with a 26-16 vote. “This bill will give them a pure and pharmaceutical-grade alternative.” – Sen. Roger Kahn Nonetheless, the measure, which was introduced by Senator Roger Kahn (R-Saginaw) and co-sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville (R-Monroe), requires action on behalf of the federal government before it may be implemented. Specifically, it relies on the plant …
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Michigan Senate Could Allow Medical Marijuana In Pharmacies
Michigan Senators Push For Pharmaceutical-Grade Cannabis Michigan’s Senate Government Operations Committee advanced Senate Bill 660 with a 3-0 vote Tuesday. The proposed measure would allow regulated “pharmaceutical-grade” cannabis to be sold in licensed pharmacies throughout the state. It should be noted that the bill, even if passed, would rely on the reclassification of cannabis to a Schedule II drug under the Control Substances Act. The measure, which was introduced by Senator Roger Kahn (R-Saginaw) and co-sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville (R-Monroe), seeks to “provide for the licensure and regulation of facilities to grow and test pharmaceutical-grade pot, and …
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Man In Wheelchair Rides To Washington For Cannabis
In an effort to push for the legalization of cannabis, a 52-year-old from the suburbs of Detroit is traveling by motorized wheelchair all the way from Michigan to Washington, D.C.. Curtis Kile’s journey began back on June 14th when he set out on a mission to convey the idea to President Barack Obama that the legalization of cannabis would give people more safe, affordable access to medical marijuana. Kile’s, who uses cannabis to control his muscle spasms and other symptoms caused by his cerebral palsy, hopes to speak directly with President Obama on July 4th.
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Michigan’s proposed changes to state medical marijuana law approved by Gov. Rick Snyder
The three proposed House Bills, and Senate Bill 933 we covered earlier this month were passed by Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder yesterday afternoon. After many long months of meetings and testimony from doctors, law enforcement officials, and patient advocates alike, the bill was passed with the needed three-fourths support from legislators and the Governor’s signature. The new bills add clarification and somewhat harsh restrictions to the voter approved act passed four years ago. Many people worry that the changes are unnecessary and may make the medicine harder to get for legitimate patients. A short summary of the bills, …
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Proposed Medical Marijuana Restrictions for Patients & Caregivers Up For Vote in Michigan
UPDATE: All bills have been approved. Read the updated story. Michigan lawmakers made some amendments this morning to the, “Michigan Medical Marihuana Act,” of 2008. The law simply allows the possession and use of medical marijuana. The purpose of the changes was to further clarify the act, as well as add more restrictions to patients and caregivers. While many people feel the bills are unnecessary, the Republican-led Senate passed the two bills, HB 4834 and HB 4851, with overwhelming support (29-9 and 30-8 votes respectively). In addition, Senate Bill No. 933 states that an employer is not …


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