Marijuana Club Ban Passes Senate Committee

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A bill in the Michigan Senate would ban marijuana bars and clubs that have opened since voters approved use of the drug for medical purposes in 2008.
The Republican-led Senate Health Policy Committee passed the bill Thursday. The legislation advances to the Senate floor.
The bill defines the clubs and bars as places where medical marijuana is used for a fee. Violations would be punishable by up to 90 days in jail with fines of up to $500.
Republican Sen. Rick Jones of Grand Ledge sponsors the bill and says people using medical marijuana shouldn't be driving right after they use it.
Marijuana club owners say they provide a key service. There are pending court cases involving clubs that could set precedents for how they're allowed to operate.

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  • by Todd Location: Jackson on Mar 6, 2011 at 09:41 PM
    That's right! Put all those menacing pot-heads behind bars! Let the drunks continue to drive and kill one another.
  • by Leslie Location: Michigan on Mar 4, 2011 at 09:23 AM
    Well pour yourself a double and pat your own back! Just more proof of what type of ignorant Hypocrites running this state (country , world) ...They are so concerned about the safety of the public that they ban medical marijuana "bars" but have no problem letting even encourage it)people consume mass quantities of alcohol under the pretense of "acceptable behavior" . They openly provide it at sporting events and actually promote by sponsoring the events!( ( It really is all about the $$$$) DRUNK drivers have killed people; more DRUNK parents abuse their kids, DRUNK Spouses abuse their significant others, but at least they are not in public establishment provided to medicating themselves with marijuana and being a REAL menace to society.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 4, 2011 at 06:58 AM
    BRAVO!!!!!!! If they are banning smoking in bars and bowling ally's ..POT SMOKERS dont deserve any right to have their OWN CLUBS, if it was gonna happen, then they would have to allow smoking bars as well. WE all pay taxes..whether you smoke pot or cigarettes, and if my second hand smoke offends you, YOUR pot smoke offends me, I dont want to get HIGH inhaling your second hand smoke from POT.
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