Michigan Senate Committee Approves Bills to Legalize Cannabis Dispensaries, Edibles and Extracts

Michigan’s Senate Government Operations Committee has given approval to two cannabis-related measures, House Bill 4271,michigan and House Bill 5104. Both measures have been approved by the state’s House of Representatives, and are now up for a full Senate vote, where their passage would send them to Governor Rick Synder for consideration.

Under House Bill 4271, medical cannabis dispensaries (referred to asĀ provisioning centers) would be explicitly legal in communities that allow them. Under current Michigan law, the possession of up to two and a half ounces of cannabis, and the private cultivation of up to twelve cannabis plants, is legal for qualifying patients, though dispensaries are not permitted under the state’s law.

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Michigan House of Representatives Votes to Legalize Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Edibles

Yesterday Michigan’s House of Representatives approved two proposals to improve upon the state’s medical cannabis law. The first of the two proposalsmedicanna, House Bill 4271, would legalize medical cannabis dispensaries throughout the state, allowing localities to decide if they want to prohibit them within city boundaries. This measure was approved 95 to 14. The House also approved House Bill 5104 – with an overwhelming 100 to 9 vote – which would legalize medical cannabis edibles, such as medicated brownies and tinctures.

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