This week a Michigan Senate passed re write amending past legislation (SB99) failed to fully take into consideration the practical needs of Medical Cannabis patients in Michigan within the passed Senate version .Senator Bert Johnson (D) was a lone undecided vote otherwise our Senate voted 37-0 .
Since their re - writing this bill you would think now is the time to make it correct for the current medicinal cannabis patient situation that did not exist when the original was written . . Qualified patients with a recommendation should be exempt and marihuana weight limits should be clarified not to be counted at over the actual cannabis product added to the mixture in it's concentrated form absent non cannabis based ingredient's . The Federal law ( Supreme Court ruling ) will still read different but this will help put Michigan ahead of the curve . It will protect State patients using med-ables from harm from a possible interpretation saying their non compliant at the State level on weight limits and the DEA has noted it will use discretion when arresting patients in compliance with State law in direct conflict with Federal .
We can no longer rely on all State Officials using proper discretion before violating then vacating all the acts protections for patients honest application of their needs in real world practice while implementing and interpreting the Act . This needs to be written and clarified into law . Patients cannot stand the stress of arrest nor defend themselves easily or in a affordable manner using the available Administrative Defense which would clog up courts at a great cost to the taxpayer .
Please politely and succinctly contact your Michigan State House of Representative and the Governors Office ,as well as , explain to your State Senator your disappointment and make your needs known if you agree . . Protect med-able use .
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