Michigan gov signs medical marijuana bills

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law a package of bills that will establish a statewide regulatory framework for the state’s long-standing medical cannabis industry.

Snyder signed three out of five bills that were approved by the state legislature over the last week and a half, MLive.com reported. The trio include the centerpiece, House Bill 4209, which establishes a licensing system for MMJ businesses. The next bill legalizes infused products, while the third mandates that MMJ businesses use a seed-to-sale tracking system.

“We can finally implement a solid framework that gives patients a safe source from which to purchase and utilize medical marijuana,” Snyder said at the signing ceremony, MLive.com reported.

The Michigan Legislature has been trying for years to agree on a regulatory system that will stabilize its MMJ industry, given that law enforcement raids on dispensaries have been ongoing basically since dispensaries began opening. The main problem is that although Michigan voters legalized MMJ in 2008, the initiative at the time didn’t explicitly allow for dispensaries and other related businesses.

The new system aims to end to raids in the long term, and give cannabis entrepreneurs more peace of mind that they can operate within a legal framework.

2 comments on “Michigan gov signs medical marijuana bills
  1. David Koppy on

    If you’re going to report on the state of the 5 bills that were sent to the governor, please tell us which of the bills he DIDN’T sign and which of the provisions of the package were approved and which ones weren’t – is it because of a veto or has he not decided on these bills.

    In any event, your reporting is very frustrating in it’s lack of details.

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