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Attorney General Bill Schuette has said the law has "more holes than Swiss cheese." vote here

 

LANSING (AP) -- The Michigan House plans a hearing Thursday on proposals that supporters say would clarify the state's voter-approved law allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

 

The House Judiciary Committee hearing is likely to be the first of several on the legislation.

 

One proposal aims to better define the type of doctor-patient relationship that would be needed before medical marijuana use could be certified.

 

Another bill would detail requirements for photographs to be included on identification cards that people certified to use medical marijuana must carry. To read more about the current requirements click here.

 

Attorney General Bill Schuette and some state lawmakers say changes are needed to the 2008 law. Schuette has said the law has "more holes than Swiss cheese."

 

Medical marijuana advocates say the proposed changes might make the drug harder to get.

 

In December, State Police and the Traverse Narcotics Team raided three medical marijuana collectives in the Traverse City area.

 

The officers seized product and records from the businesses. Investigators conducted raids at the collective on State Street in downtown Traverse City, the one on U.S.31 in Acme Township and the collective on M-22 in Elmwood Township.

 

State Police say they got search warrants based on information that the collectives were not in compliance with Michigan's marijuana laws. No arrests were made.

 

Do you think the medical marijuana law needs to be changed? Tell us "Your Point of View" by voting in the poll below and leaving your comments.

 

 

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http://www.upnorthlive.com/news/story.aspx?id=722841#.T0bs7fXy_ap Please vote on the pole at the end of the narrative.

 

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Attorney General Bill Schuette has said the law has "more holes than Swiss cheese."

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LANSING (AP) -- The Michigan House plans a hearing Thursday on proposals that supporters say would clarify the state's voter-approved law allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

 

The House Judiciary Committee hearing is likely to be the first of several on the legislation.

 

One proposal aims to better define the type of doctor-patient relationship that would be needed before medical marijuana use could be certified.

 

Another bill would detail requirements for photographs to be included on identification cards that people certified to use medical marijuana must carry. To read more about the current requirements click here.

 

Attorney General Bill Schuette and some state lawmakers say changes are needed to the 2008 law. Schuette has said the law has "more holes than Swiss cheese."

 

Medical marijuana advocates say the proposed changes might make the drug harder to get.

 

In December, State Police and the Traverse Narcotics Team raided three medical marijuana collectives in the Traverse City area.

 

The officers seized product and records from the businesses. Investigators conducted raids at the collective on State Street in downtown Traverse City, the one on U.S.31 in Acme Township and the collective on M-22 in Elmwood Township.

 

State Police say they got search warrants based on information that the collectives were not in compliance with Michigan's marijuana laws. No arrests were made.

 

Do you think the medical marijuana law needs to be changed? Tell us "Your Point of View" by voting in the poll below and leaving your comments.

 

(Copyright ©2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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Your Point of View

Attorney General Bill Schuette and some state lawmakers say changes are needed to the 2008 medical marijuana law. Schuette has said the law has "more holes than Swiss cheese." Do you think the law needs to be changed?

Yes - the law needs to be tightened up

 

40%

No - the law should stay the way voters approved it

 

60%

Total Votes: 470

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Ok people, here is a public poll for all to see.

Go vote. As of my vote it was 61% No-39% Yes.

How is it we always win in public poling, but lose with the government?

I beg you to vote, lets bury the naysayers!!

Maybe if the vote is lopsided enough they will do an investigative article and find out what is really happening to patients and caregivers.

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The poll from that newspaper needs to be entered into evidence at the hearings taking place in Lansing. This poll is much more scientific than the hearsay evidence that the Right Wing Conservative lawmakers rely upon. This poll shows that Michigan voters did indeed understand what they were voting for and therefore the law does not need to be "clarified".

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haha add new conditions, rick jones wants to remove glaucoma from the list of ailments.. the first thing that was found mmj helps.. what a fuxxin maroon, he can not possibly have a brain in his head..

 

You are being excessively flattering, he is far below that. Call his office and try to speak with him on the matter, my patient girlfriend did. Unbelievable.

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I did not see any implement the law properly posts supporting transfers and clarifying the court only stated patients cannot profit and the line is in any way right ( accepting remuneration ) now to avoid arrest . I see 40% are wanting to change the law . This would include patients who fear arrest wanting more protection not necessarily all people against medical cannabis . I wont use facebook I have children who veiw my account .

 

I just wonder how we can educate and help ease the mind of persons against us so we can get the risk tolerance down . It is terrible a technicality like a loose tarp or grow door left unlocked when you answer your door is enough to put people in jail for felony prison time , forfeiture and fines . Then they are denied medications after arrest or even upon admittance into State Hospitals often including medications used in adjunctive care .

 

The hate or lack of caring by many in the Court system and even the public is horrendous . When will all the Citizens stand up and say no more to witch hunts and the torture of patients denied medications their bodies have become accustom to for proper balance just for trying to find comfort with the MMMAct . To abrubtly change patient chemistry after arrest by missing regular health routines denies patients the abillity to develop a defense , looses evidence and tortures them . I was very sad to hear Dr Bearman a cannabis activist and specialist deny mental pain and suffering even exists ! He should at least be aware that he must follow up with the fact there are imbalances that need correcting and patients need more protections from Doctors forcing changes in medication that are to painful as reported to stand . To many are hurt thus treatment fails and rebound deaths can occur . There is no reason for a single instance of this occuring . Patients need more protections not less under the Act . They can be made without making one change in the Act itself and implementing it properly .

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Ok people, here is a public poll for all to see.

Go vote. As of my vote it was 61% No-39% Yes.

How is it we always win in public poling, but lose with the government?I beg you to vote, lets bury the naysayers!!

Maybe if the vote is lopsided enough they will do an investigative article and find out what is really happening to patients and caregivers.

I've been wondering that myself. The war on drugs is a good example. The majority of people realize that it has been a terrible failure, yet government just doubles down.

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