medical marijuana

6:55 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Bills on marijuana, abortion and landlines could all see votes this week

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Busy final two days expected before holiday break
As state lawmakers finish the 2013 legislative session, they are beginning to tackle controversial issues such as medical marijuana, campaign finance and phone service with an eye toward leaving for a three-week holiday break on Thursday. All three issues could see votes, even final passage, this week.
6:12 pm
Sun November 3, 2013

Bill would allow medical marijuana in edible form

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Michigan Court of Appeals ruling said smoking is only legal way to use medicinal pot
The old joke about marijuana brownies was no laughing matter to Michigan's medical-marijuana users after the state Court of Appeals ruled as illegal virtually any medical means of using the drug other than smoking it. A new bill in the state Legislature would address the problem.
12:45 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Challenge to city of Wyoming's ban on medical marijuana to be heard by state Supreme Court

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Oral arguments set for Thursday
LANSING, MI - The city of Wyoming's three-year-old ban on medical marijuana will face its final test this week as attorneys argue before the State Supreme Court as to whether the city can reject the voter-approved Medical Marijuana Act on the grounds that the act violates federal law.
7:35 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Grand Rapids marijuana dispensary owner prepares to go to trial

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Trial is scheduled to start Monday
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Dave Overholt likes to use the expression "It's healing, not dealing." That's his boiled-down view of the medical marijuana dispensary he owns, called the Mid-Michigan Compassion Club. It's a small, nondescript business on Leonard Street NW, just a few blocks west of Alpine Avenue.
6:53 am
Fri September 6, 2013

New panel hears pleas to expand medical marijuana use

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Medical Marijuana Review Panel will make decision at a later date
LANSING - A new state panel heard pleas from the public Thursday to add insomnia and post traumatic stress disorder as qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use in Michigan. Twenty people took turns touting medical marijuana as an effective, less harmful treatment for the disorders than pharmaceutical medications at a hearing held by the Michigan Medical Marihuana Review Panelin downtown Lansing.

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