Bill Coming to Legalize Medical-pot Dispensaries

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan lawmaker plans to quickly introduce a bill to legalize medical-marijuana shops after the state Supreme Court said they're not allowed under a 2008 law.

Republican Rep. Mike Callton of Nashville says he's concerned cancer patients and others won't have access to the drug without dispensaries.

He says many of the state's 125,000 medical-marijuana users can't grow their own and there aren't enough caregivers to grow it for them. Callton says patients will be forced to go underground to find pot.

A similar bill went nowhere last year, but Callton says the issue is more urgent after the Supreme Court decision Friday.

Michigan voters approved marijuana for medical purposes in 2008.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 11, 2013 at 09:49 AM
    --quote-- I have yet to meet someone who is so much pain that they needed Medical marijuana . The ones who thought they needed it were already on oxygen and could not smoke near the tanks. --end quote-- I can now get prescriptions for tramadol and more powerful drugs for my back. I am not disabled, but they let me manage my pain. I'dd like medical marijuana to at least be an option as well.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2013 at 05:03 AM
    I have yet to meet someone who is so much pain that they needed Medical marijuana . The ones who thought they needed it were already on oxygen and could not smoke near the tanks.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2013 at 04:51 AM
    Treat them like pharmacies and abortion clinics and have them have very strict guidelines and record keeping.
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