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Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Rick Jones at Hearing About Healthcare Marijuana Bill
Image by Michigan Municipal League (MML)
The Michigan Municipal League attended the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting Tuesday (June 21, 2011) in help of expenses relating to Michigan’s Healthcare Marijuana Act (MMMA). Samantha Harkins, legislative associate for state affairs for the League, testified, along with Gerald A. Fisher, professor of law at the Thomas M. Cooley Law College and writer of a white paper for Michigan communities about the health-related marijuana concern. Following the hearing, the committee reported two bills (SB 377 and SB 418) amending the Healthcare Marijuana Act. Senate Bill 377 (http://legislature.mi.gov/documents/2011-2012/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2011-SIB-0377.pdf) would give law enforcement officers access to patient information to allow officers to confirm that an individual as a patient. Senate Bill 418 (http://legislature.mi.gov/paperwork/2011-2012/billanalysis/Senate/pdf/2011-SFA-0418-S.pdf) prohibits a private result in of action underneath the MMMA against the state or a neighborhood unit of government. Keep up to date on this concern and read a lot more about it on the League’s Within 208 weblog here (http://www.mml.org/advocacy/inside208/). Harkins testified that the League supports the revised legislation, but said additional clarifications are required. The medical marijuana law, because accepted by voters in November of 2008, has been a challenge for Michigan communities and League members attempting to enforce the law. Fisher suggested an further adjust to one particular of the expenses that would make it more clear. Go here (http://www.mml.org/sources/info/mi-med-marihuana.html) to the League’s medical marijuana resource page to view sample health-related marijuana ordinances. Go here (http://www.mml.org/sources/data/mi-med-marihuana-newspage.html) to review recent news content articles on the subject.