Michigan Lawmakers Kill Medical Marijuana Bills
Michigan’s medical marijuana community cannot seem to catch a break. Although lawmakers were expected to pass measures to expand the state’s medical marijuana program, by the time the lame duck session wrapped up early this morning, there simply was not enough support to approve two important bills that would have improved the program.
The bills, which would have allowed medical marijuana patients to consume edible forms of the medicine as well as made it possible for individual municipalities to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries, will now have to wait until next year to be reintroduced. There is speculation that influence from the law enforcement and medical community attributed to the death of these bills.
Now, in order for patients to obtain medical marijuana, they must either cultivate their own crop or purchase it from a licensed caregiver.