Michigan: Bipartisan Legislation Filed To Authorize Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Michigan: Legislation To Be Filed To Authorize Medical Cannabis Dispensaries House Representative Michael Callton (R-Nashville) and a coalition of bipartisan lawmakers have introduced House Bill 4271, The Medical Marihuana Provision Center Regulation Act, to allow for the establishment of facilities to dispense medical marijuana to authorized patients.

HB 4271 is in response to a recent state Supreme Court ruling that held that the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act does not permit a registered qualifying patient to transfer marijuana to another registered qualifying patient.

Representative Callton says that the law should provide for a regulated distribution scheme for patients. "We have 126,000 medical marijuana patients in Michigan and there are not enough caregivers to provide for them," he said.

To date -- Arizona, Colorado, New Jersey, Maine, and New Mexico -- have state-licensed medical cannabis dispensaries up and running. Similar dispensary outlets are in the processed of opening in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, DC.

Please take time today to contact your state House member and urge him or her to support HB 4271. For your convenience, a pre-written letter will be e-mailed to your representative when you visit NORML's 'Take Action Center' here:


NORML will keep you updated as this legislation moves forward.

The NORML Team