Michigan Bill Would Ban Medical Marijuana Clubs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Legislation headed for the Michigan House seeks to ban marijuana clubs that have opened since voters approved use of the drug for medical purposes in 2008.

Republican Rep. Rick Jones of Grand Ledge said Thursday he is introducing legislation to ban the clubs because marijuana users shouldn't be encouraged to drive. Jones says it's a safety risk, and people authorized to use marijuana should do so at home.

Marijuana club owners say there's nothing prohibiting them from operating, and they provide an important service. There are pending court cases involving some club owners that could set precedents for how they're allowed to operate.

The House bill would punish violators with up to 90 days in jail.


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