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Three new Michigan medical marijuana bills introduced on 4/19


Michael Komorn

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When the legislature banned a patient and caregiver from extracting marijuana using butane inside of a residence, the reason given was for the safety of the public.

The changes to the MMMA proposed by Triston Cole do not rely on safety, or any logical reason at all. This kind of power grab is frightening. It is one thing to ban an activity, it is quite another to make extracting marijuana a 5 year felony.

Triston Cole wants extracting marijuana to carry a longer sentence of 5 years in prison when the manufacture of marijuana is only a 4 year sentence. What is next? Making a felony out of a medical marijuana patient baking their own brownies? Making it a felony for a medical marijuana patient to grow their own medicine?

This would ban iso extraction and ice/water extraction, not to mention CO2 and other forms of extractions. Talk with your representatives about these bills. Tell them to leave medical marijuana patients alone and give them the same respect as other patients.

 

 

http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2018-HB-5843

This bill modifies the MMFLA to make it explicit that only a processor licensee or its agents can extract marijuana resin.

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25 (6) A PERSON SHALL NOT KNOWINGLY EXTRACT RESIN FROM MARIHUANA
26 BY CHEMICAL EXTRACTION UNLESS THE PERSON HOLDS A PROCESSOR LICENSE.

27 (7) AN INDIVIDUAL SHALL NOT KNOWINGLY EXTRACT RESIN FROM 
1 MARIHUANA BY CHEMICAL EXTRACTION UNLESS HE OR SHE IS EMPLOYED BY A
2 PERSON THAT HOLDS A PROCESSOR LICENSE AND PERFORMS THE EXTRACTION
3 IN THE COURSE OF HIS OR HER EMPLOYMENT. AN INDIVIDUAL WHO EXTRACTS
4 RESIN FROM MARIHUANA BY CHEMICAL EXTRACTION IN THE COURSE OF HIS OR
5 HER EMPLOYMENT AND WHO REASONABLY BELIEVES HIS OR HER EMPLOYER
6 HOLDS A PROCESSOR LICENSE IS NOT IN VIOLATION OF THIS SUBSECTION.

7 (8) A PERSON THAT VIOLATES SUBSECTION (6) OR (7) IS GUILTY OF
8 A FELONY PUNISHABLE AS FOLLOWS:

9 (A) EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISIONS (B) AND (C),
10 IMPRISONMENT FOR NOT MORE THAN 5 YEARS OR A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN
11 $5,000.00, OR BOTH.

12 (B) IF THE VIOLATION CAUSES SERIOUS INJURY TO ANOTHER PERSON,
13 IMPRISONMENT FOR NOT MORE THAN 10 YEARS OR A FINE OR NOT MORE THAN
14 $5,000.00, OR BOTH. AS USED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, "SERIOUS INJURY"
15 MEANS A PHYSICAL INJURY THAT IS NOT NECESSARILY PERMANENT, BUT THAT
16 CONSTITUTES SERIOUS BODILY DISFIGUREMENT OR THAT SERIOUSLY IMPAIRS
17 THE FUNCTIONING OF A BODY ORGAN OR LIMB. SERIOUS INJURY INCLUDES,
18 BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, 1 OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING:

19 (i) LOSS OF A LIMB OR USE OF A LIMB.

20 (ii) LOSS OF A HAND, FOOT, FINGER, OR THUMB OR USE OF A HAND,
21 FOOT, FINGER, OR THUMB.

22 (iii) LOSS OF AN EYE OR EAR OR USE OF AN EYE OR EAR.

23 (iv) LOSS OR SUBSTANTIAL IMPAIRMENT OF A BODILY FUNCTION.

24 (v) SERIOUS VISIBLE DISFIGUREMENT.

25 (vi) A COMATOSE STATE THAT LASTS FOR MORE THAN 3 DAYS.

26 (vii) MEASURABLE BRAIN DAMAGE OR MENTAL IMPAIRMENT.

27 (viii) A SKULL FRACTURE OR OTHER SERIOUS BONE FRACTURE.

1 (ix) SUBDURAL HEMORRHAGE OR HEMATOMA.

2 (C) IF THE VIOLATION CAUSES THE DEATH OF ANOTHER PERSON,
3 IMPRISONMENT FOR NOT MORE THAN 20 YEARS OR A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN
4 $5,000.00, OR BOTH.



http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2018-HB-5844

Adds a 5 year felony for extracting marijuana resin without a processor license.

Adds a 10 year felony for extracting marijuana resin if it causes severe injury.

Adds a 20 year felony for extracting marihuana resin if it causes death.


http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2018-HB-5845
Modifies the MMMA Section 7 , 333.26427, removing all immunity if a patient or caregiver extracts plant resin by chemical extraction.

 

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333.26427 Scope of act; limitations.

7. Scope of Act.

Sec. 7. (a) The medical use of marihuana is allowed under state law to the extent that it is carried out in accordance with the provisions of this act.

(b) This act does not permit any person to do any of the following:

(6) Separate plant resin from a marihuana plant by CHEMICAL EXTRACTION.

 

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No consideration for those that safely extract for medical conditions. There are very safe ways to extract. And it's actually very easy to be safe. Extracting is one of the most effective ways to help patients. One of the tried and true medical uses for cannabis. 

Tristin Cole is attempting to make victims out of the weakest among us. In the name of what? Safety? Hard to believe anyone would work so hard and be so ignorant about the subject they are working on. More people get hurt trying to fry a turkey on thanksgiving than extracting oil. So make turkey frying illegal too with a 5 year felony, 10 years if anyone gets hurt, 20 if killed.

Why do law makers want to wade so deep into our lives like this to take away personal freedom? That's what Tristin Cole is standing for, taking away a basic freedom to cook your own food. 

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When the legislature banned a patient and caregiver from extracting marijuana using butane inside of a residence, the reason given was for the safety of the public.

 

I would definitely give up butane for the sake of real patients and medical marijuana. Why do they have to involve all extractions when only butane is known for explosions?

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Triston Cole

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Triston Cole
 
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 105th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2015
Preceded by Greg MacMaster
Personal details
Born January 4, 1976 (age 42)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Stacy
Residence Mancelona, Michigan
Website State Rep. Triston Cole

Triston Cole is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives. First elected in 2014, Cole represents Antrim, Charlevoix, Montmorency, Oscoda, and Otsego counties in the northern part of the Lower Peninsula.[1]

Prior to his election to the House, Cole was a hunting guide for 15 years. He and his wife Stacy also started a farm in Antrim County. Cole is also a former president of the Antrim County Farm Bureau and chairman of the county Republican Party.[2]

Electoral History[edit]

2014[edit]

2014 General Election: 105th House District
Party Candidate Votes %
  Republican Triston Cole 20,879 62.85
  Democratic Jay Calo 12,339 37.15
Total votes 33,218 100.0
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He thinks that all oil users are like tweekers on meth. But someday he will find someone like his mother, son or daughter needs it badly just to live a decent life. Then we will all be good people to him. He will then be 'born again' and a cannabis supporter. Until then we live with this monster as a law maker. 

Explosions! BOOM! 

What most of us use to make oil isn't any more dangerous than that bottle of 151 rum on his shelf. If you are going to take away 'making cannabis oil with alcohol' then you need to take away whisky, rum and vodka too. They have a flash point over what he wants to allow us for extraction. 

If butane blows up houses than quit selling it to the general public. Don't make everyone suffer because you can't quite figure out how to do your job correctly, using a sledge hammer of a law to make a mess of it when a precision guided law would do it correctly. 

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