Sen. Jones Plans to Advance Medical Marijuana Reforms

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Rick Jones said Tuesday he plans to advance a package of bills clarifying the legal status of medical marijuana dispensaries and “edible” forms of pot before the Legislature adjourns for the year.

Whether there will be a full Senate vote yet this year on the House-passed bills, said Jones, remains to be decided by Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, and the GOP majority caucus in the Senate.

Jones backs the legislation, which he said is necessary to clear up problems with Michigan’s medical marijuana law.

“What’s going on right now is that caregivers (growers) are loading their overage into their car trunks and taking them to dispensaries, and that’s illegal,” Jones said. “Somebody’s going to end up in prison.”

– Read the entire article at The Detroit News.