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Judy K. Emmons State Senator 33Rd District


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Dear Friends:

 

Thank you for contacting me to share your concerns about Michigan's new medical marijuana law. I appreciate knowing your thoughts about this recent voter initiated act.

 

Approved by voters in 2008, the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act allows that a qualifying patient who has been issued and possesses a registry identification card from the Department of Community Health (DCH) is not subject to penalty for the medical use of marihuana and extends limited protections to caregivers and physicians, the law does not actually address many pertinent issues surrounding the use and procurement of medical marihuana.

 

Since this new law has gone into effect, numerous questions and concerns about correctly administrating this law have developed and several pieces of legislation introduced in the attempts to clarify it. Senate Bill 17 is a bill to ban medical marijuana bars or clubs where payment of a fee is required to be a member; Senate Bill 321 would exclude medical marijuana from reimbursable expenses provided to individuals receiving benefits under the unlimited personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage mandated by Michigan's no-fault auto insurance; Senate Bill 505 prohibits convicted felons from becoming caregivers; and Senate Bill 504 would prohibit dispensing of medical marijuana within 1,000 feet of a church or school unless within a qualifying patients private residence.

 

As with any legislation put before me, I am closely studying each one of these proposals. The legislative process is ongoing and numerous changes can occur along the way. It is important to create a level playing field and constancy for all involved without creating obstacles to access of medical marihuana as outlined in the Act the voters in Michigan approved.

 

Thanks for taking time to contact me. The thoughts and opinions of my constituents are very important to me and I keep them in mind as we discuss issues.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Judy K. Emmons

State Senator

33rd District

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Dear Friends:

 

Thank you for contacting me to share your concerns about Michigan's new medical marijuana law. I appreciate knowing your thoughts about this recent voter initiated act.

 

Approved by voters in 2008, the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act allows that a qualifying patient who has been issued and possesses a registry identification card from the Department of Community Health (DCH) is not subject to penalty for the medical use of marihuana and extends limited protections to caregivers and physicians, the law does not actually address many pertinent issues surrounding the use and procurement of medical marihuana.

 

Since this new law has gone into effect, numerous questions and concerns about correctly administrating this law have developed and several pieces of legislation introduced in the attempts to clarify it. Senate Bill 17 is a bill to ban medical marijuana bars or clubs where payment of a fee is required to be a member; Senate Bill 321 would exclude medical marijuana from reimbursable expenses provided to individuals receiving benefits under the unlimited personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage mandated by Michigan's no-fault auto insurance; Senate Bill 505 prohibits convicted felons from becoming caregivers; and Senate Bill 504 would prohibit dispensing of medical marijuana within 1,000 feet of a church or school unless within a qualifying patients private residence.

 

As with any legislation put before me, I am closely studying each one of these proposals. The legislative process is ongoing and numerous changes can occur along the way. It is important to create a level playing field and constancy for all involved without creating obstacles to access of medical marihuana as outlined in the Act the voters in Michigan approved.

 

Thanks for taking time to contact me. The thoughts and opinions of my constituents are very important to me and I keep them in mind as we discuss issues.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Judy K. Emmons

State Senator

33rd District

 

Again, I hate to sound so negative but unless these people come right out and,state they support the act as it was written and voted for in 08 these are nothing but empty words. They only worry about their ability to be re elected and therefore continue to respond with letters that are vague. Some dance around the subject...some flat out oppose. Look at the pattern in all the responses that have been sent back.

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The wording is very eerily close to responses I have received from many in Lansing on both sides of the isle, a form letter response.

 

We have to get them to say in public they support the law or not! That will give us two lists, friends, and enemies.

 

No more beating around the bush!

 

We are a force to be reckoned with...

 

What do you think Bb, Garfield.

 

Could we have a dedicated areas to list friends and enemies of our law. That way our community could concentrate on the enemy instead of contacting everyone again and again for conformation on where they stand.

 

No bloveating or comments..just the name and e mail, press release, or video/audio link with them stating where they stand.

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The wording is very eerily close to responses I have received from many in Lansing on both sides of the isle, a form letter response.

 

We have to get them to say in public they support the law or not! That will give us two lists, friends, and enemies.

 

No more beating around the bush!

 

We are a force to be reckoned with...

 

What do you think Bb, Garfield.

 

Could we have a dedicated areas to list friends and enemies of our law. That way our community could concentrate on the enemy instead of contacting everyone again and again for conformation on where they stand.

 

No bloveating or comments..just the name and e mail, press release, or video/audio link with them stating where they stand.

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thats a great idea lets have a place where we know where the reps stand on this issue. I thought her response to me was very automated. I have no idea where she REALLY stands like the others except Jeff Irwin who as I posted the other day supports this law.

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call them out, put them on the spot, and by the way, it's obvious they're against it or they'd send a different form letter. Many may be for it but are afraid to speak up, but we can try to get them to open up. Imagine if enough had the COURAGE to help us DEFEND OUR LAW. They're so worried about their careers, I understand that, but at who's expense? They're supposed to represent US. If they can't do their job they deserve to lose it. It's sad that the good ones who are on our side have to hide. This world is so upside down, backwards and inside out, it's unrecognizable as anything we thought was real. I have no hope.

 

Sb :(

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call them out, put them on the spot, and by the way, it's obvious they're against it or they'd send a different form letter. Many may be for it but are afraid to speak up, but we can try to get them to open up. Imagine if enough had the COURAGE to help us DEFEND OUR LAW. They're so worried about their careers, I understand that, but at who's expense? They're supposed to represent US. If they can't do their job they deserve to lose it. It's sad that the good ones who are on our side have to hide. This world is so upside down, backwards and inside out, it's unrecognizable as anything we thought was real. I have no hope.

 

Sb :(

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