By Emily Lawler, Michigan Live, Republished with Special Permission
The Michigan Senate on Thursday moved suddenly to legalize and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries and non-smokable forms of the drug, discharging the bill from committee consideration and taking it up on the floor.
The bills work in concert to address the effects of court rulings that have left marijuana dispensaries and edibles in a legal grey area.
The bills would legalize and regulate dispensaries, drawing on the state’s alcohol regulations as a guide. The bills would also establish a “seed-to-sale” tracking system for medical marijuana.