Michigan House Panel Signs Off on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Edible Products

Medical marijuana dispensaries could return to Michigan under a proposal heading to the state House floor for consideration.

The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved bills that would update the voter-approved Michigan Marihuana Act of 2008 to make way for dispensaries and allow more parts of the plant to be used in edibles.

The panel, in a 8-1-2 vote (with two Democrats passing), also approved a proposal to create a separate “pharmaceutical-grade cannabis” registry in the event that the federal government ever reclassifies marijuana as a Schedule II drug fit for medical use.

House Bill 4271, introduced by state Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville, would empower local communities to decide whether they want to allow dispensaries. Medical marijuana storefronts had operated in Michigan until a February ruling by the state Supreme Court forced them to close.

– Read the entire article at Michigan Live.