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Michigan Panel Recommends Adding 10 New Conditions to State’s Medical Cannabis Program

Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Review Panel has recommended adding 10 new conditions to the list that qualifies an individual to become a legal medical cannabis patient. The panel was recently presented with 22 medical conditions to consider adding to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program, which was approved by voters in 2008. Out of these 22, the …

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Michigan Governor Signs Legislation Legalizing Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder today signed a trio of bills (House Bills 4209, 4210 and 4827) that will legalize licensed and regulated medical cannabis dispensaries, which will be authorized to sell cannabis and cannabis-infused products (such as edibles) to qualified patients. “This new law will help Michiganders of all ages and with varying medical conditions …

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Michigan Senate Passes Bills to Legalize Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Edibles

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 …

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Michigan Cops Use Medical Cannabis Money To Buy Themselves I-Pads, Truck, Shirts

By Rick Thompson, The Compassion Chronicles LAPEER- Much of the money allocated to law enforcement in 2015 from the Michigan Medical Marihuana Fund went unused, a governmental report shows, and those funds that were spent were used for questionable purposes. Legislation passed in 2013 (HB 5313) and signed into law in 2014 by Governor Snyder …

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Michigan House Approves Bills to Legalize Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Edibles

With a 95 to 11 vote, Michigan’s full House of Representatives gave approval today to a trio of bills that would establish a system of medical cannabis dispensaries and cultivation centers, while also legalizing the use and distribution of cannabis edibles such as brownies and tinctures. House Bills 4209, 4210 and 4827 would legalize the …

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Michigan House Judiciary Committee Passes Bills to Legalize Medical Cannabis Edibles, Dispensaries

Michigan’s House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday advanced a three-bill reform package to legalize medical cannabis dispensaries, allow for the use and distribution of medical cannabis in edible forms, and establish a tax on cannabis sales. “This is something I’ve been working on longer than my bachelor’s degree,” said Representative Mike Callton (R-Nashville), who sponsored the …

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Michigan Official Rejects Allowing Medical Cannabis for Autism, Despite Panel Recommendation

In July, the Michigan Medical Marijuana Review Panel, a panel that consists of all but one licensed physician, voted 4 to 2 to recommend adding autism as a condition that qualifies an individual to become a legal medical cannabis patient. Despite this recommendation, Mike Zimmer, Director of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs …

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Michigan Panel Votes to Allow Medical Cannabis for Autism

The Michigan Medical Marijuana Review Panel voted 4 to 2 today to add autism as a condition that qualifies an individual to become a medical cannabis patient. The panel’s recommendation now heads to Mike Zimmer, Director of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, who has final say over whether or not autism is …

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Poll: 85% of Michiganders Want Children to Have Access to Medical Cannabis

By Rick Thompson, The Compassion Chronicles FLINT- A staggering 85% of respondents in an impartial MLive online poll said they want Michigan’s sick children to have access to medical marijuana. The poll was conducted on July 6 with 2,295 people participating. A followup article detailed the results and included some comments from readers. 85.77% of …

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Michigan Court: Patients Can Receive Unemployment Compensation if Fired Over Cannabis

In a groundbreaking decision, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Friday that workers in the state who are authorized medical cannabis patients should receive unemployment compensation if they were fired solely because they tested positive for cannabis. “It’s a very favorable decision for the civil rights of employees in Michigan,” says Matt Abel, an attorney …

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