welj31 Posted May 26, 2010 Report Share Posted May 26, 2010 This is a emil I received today. You too can join this group for information updates. you received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Michigan Medical Cannabis Updates" On May 26, 2010 Yesterday CPU principals had a meeting with two Michigan State Police officers from the Legislative Liaison Executive Resource Section. It was a productive meeting. We feel it important that we give some of the most current and very important news of this meeting out to other people in the medical cannabis community. The officers we met with were both attorneys, and were very familiar with the law. They stated very clearly that in the eyes of the Michigan State Police, patient to patient transfers are illegal. Additionally, they advised us that in the eyes of the Michigan State Police, dispensaries are illegal. They advised us that investigations are already under way taking a look at the dispensaries that are already open. They left very little doubt in our minds that they were stating these things in earnest. While this is a conservative view of the law, people should realize the officers were forthcoming with this information. CPU urges patients and caregivers and anyone involved in a dispensary or compassionate care center to be aware of this information and take care to stay within the law. Program Status Update (5/21/2010): Application Forms and Instructions are available for printing from this website. Program Statistics: 31,543 original and renewal applications received since April 6, 2009. 16,442 patient registrations issued. 7,141 caregiver registrations issued. 4,415 applications denied -- most due to incomplete application or missing documentation. Applications are reviewed within 15 days of receipt. Incomplete applications are denied and applicants are then notified of denial by certified and regular mail. Complete applications, change forms and reapplications for previous denials are then processed in the date order in which they are received. If a denial letter is not received, then the application is deemed valid. The statute currently allows for a copy of the application submitted to serve as a valid registry identification if the card is not issued within 20 days of its submission to the department. At this time, we are unable to issue valid registry identification cards within the statutory time frame with the resources available to us. Currently staff is issuing registry identification cards for valid applications received at the end of January. We continue to review and revise our processing methods in order to more efficiently process and issue the valid registry cards. The staff is diligently working to process the applications and is having difficulty responding to all the voicemails left on the Medical Marihuana Registry phone line. We appreciate your patience and ask that applicants refrain from calling to inquire about the status of the application unless your application was submitted prior to early January. ************************* The following information added by John Wells "then the application is deemed valid" Please note the MSP will NOT accept paperwork as valid. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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