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Medical marijuana bills on the move in Lansing

 

Dear Michigan:

 

Led by Chairman John Walsh, the Michigan House Judiciary Committee continues to hold hearings on several bills that would amendMichigan’s medical marijuana law. Here’s where we stand:

 

HB4834 —Would make registry ID cards good for two years (they currently expire afterone) and require cards to include a photograph of the cardholder. MPP supports the later expiration date and does not oppose requiring a photo, provided it does not add to the lengthy delays patients face getting ID cards.

 

The bill would also allow law enforcement officers to have access to registry information if there is a “reasonable suspicion” that a cardholder has violated the act. MPP sees the value in allowing a police officer with a search warrant to check to see if the target is a cardholder and the raid is unnecessary, but believes the current language is too broad.

 

HB4853 —Would create a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison, for selling marijuana in violation of registry ID card restrictions. MPP believes that selling marijuana outside of registry ID card restrictions is already a crime,and the only additional punishment needed for a violation is revocation of the ID card.

 

HB4851 —Would add to the definition of a ”bona-fide physician-patient relationship. ”MPP agrees with the Michigan Board of Medicine that the same standards requiredfor prescribing any other drug should apply, and no special standard, higher or lower, is called for in recommending marijuana. The bill would also clarify that patients may offer evidence of their medical use as a defense to criminal charges. MPP supports this change.

 

HB4856 —Would require medical marijuana transported by car to be in the trunk,in a case, or otherwise inaccessible from the passenger compartment. MPP doesnot support or oppose this provision.

 

While these bills are a mixed bag of positive and negative,there are some flat out bad bills being offered. For example, one Senate bill would remove glaucoma from the list of qualifying conditions. Please use our automated system to send pre-written messages to your elected officials, asking them to respect the will of Michigan voters and improve the law, not undermine it. Thank you!

 

http://control.mpp.org/site/R?i=qklf2grjkYhVfrJTeDMp8w

 

 

 

Dan Riffle

Legislative Analyst

Marijuana Policy Project

 

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It still blows my mind that anyone would create a bill to remove glaucoma from the list of conditions when medical marijuana came to fruition because of its beneficial effects on the optic nerves and pressure resulting from this ailment . :blink:

 

It just goes to show you how out of touch with the real world these talking suits are.... :notfair:

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So are they saying that we should only be able to sell to a person registered to a specific caregiver or all p2p and c2c is ok ? Not to sure if I agree with that mpp or not . My gf emailed this to me earlier .

 

I don't understand that either. I believe in patient to patient transfers, and caregiver to any patient transfers. We should be making patient access easier, not more difficult.

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I'm beginning to believe that we need to work very hard on getting the herb legalized and to hell with all the greedy gentlemen. This plant has been referred to as "The New Billion Dollar Crop," that was printed by Popular Mechanics Magazine in Feb, 1938. Imagine, if this herb had been used to its full potential, what kind of earth would we have today. This is such a shame - some how I keep visualizing the Indian with a tear on his cheek, on the side of the road looking at the litter back in the early 70's - I get these deep feelings of shame. Heck, now I need a shrink!

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WHAT!!! The MPP supports HB4851??? I just lost all respect for them. Guess they are the bad guys after all. Think I'm overreacting? Read this.

 

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2011-2012/billintroduced/House/pdf/2011-HIB-4851.pdf

 

That's the bill.

 

(2) THE PHYSICIAN HAS TREATED OR CONSULTED WITH THE PATIENT

3 WITH RESPECT TO THE PATIENT'S DEBILITATING MEDICAL CONDITION FOR A

4 REASON OTHER THAN THE PATIENT'S APPLICATION OR INTENDED APPLICATION

5 FOR A REGISTRY IDENTIFICATION CARD AND HAS MAINTAINED RECORDS OF

6 THE PATIENT'S CONDITION IN ACCORD WITH MEDICALLY ACCEPTED

7 STANDARDS.

8

 

THIS WILL END MMJ IN MICHIGAN!!! NO ONE WOULD BE ABLE TO GET CERTIFIED EVER AGAIN!!! The only doctors that "have treated or consulted with respect to the patient's debilitating medical condition for a reason other than the patient's application or intended application" are unable to certify anyone because of administrative rules at their practices/hospitals that FORBID them from certifying ANYONE for ANY reason, including terminal cancer patients and those dying from wasting syndrome from AIDS. :growl: :growl: :growl:

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That isn't what they are saying. They split the bill in 2 and support the second half. They support the change regarding an affirmative defense.

 

HB4851 —Would add to the definition of a ”bona-fide physician-patient relationship. ”MPP agrees with the Michigan Board of Medicine that the same standards requiredfor prescribing any other drug should apply, and no special standard, higher or lower, is called for in recommending marijuana. The bill would also clarify that patients may offer evidence of their medical use as a defense to criminal charges. MPP supports this change.

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WHAT!!! The MPP supports HB4851??? I just lost all respect for them. Guess they are the bad guys after all. Think I'm overreacting? Read this.

 

http://www.legislatu...11-HIB-4851.pdf

 

That's the bill.

 

 

 

THIS WILL END MMJ IN MICHIGAN!!! NO ONE WOULD BE ABLE TO GET CERTIFIED EVER AGAIN!!! The only doctors that "have treated or consulted with respect to the patient's debilitating medical condition for a reason other than the patient's application or intended application" are unable to certify anyone because of administrative rules at their practices/hospitals that FORBID them from certifying ANYONE for ANY reason, including terminal cancer patients and those dying from wasting syndrome from AIDS. :growl: :growl: :growl:

 

This is my experience hosptial and or department rules bar writting recommendations . They should make it illegal at State Hospitals after all the voters are paying for them . I have had a Doctor tell me they feared the Government and they have specialists for that . But how do you enforce compliance . Same with the Cities like LIvionia that have banned caregivers .

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"THIS WILL END MMJ IN MICHIGAN!!! NO ONE WOULD BE ABLE TO GET CERTIFIED EVER AGAIN!!! The only doctors that "have treated or consulted with respect to the patient's debilitating medical condition for a reason other than the patient's application or intended application" are unable to certify anyone because of administrative rules at their practices/hospitals that FORBID them from certifying ANYONE"

 

There are independent doctors out there who are not associated with practices/hospitals that forbid them from certifying patients. You just have to find them. My doctor has signed for me three times now, shows the visit as a regular visit, so I don't pay anything but my co-pay for the certification. He won't let me put his name out to the public, but he signs for any of his regular patients that qualify. We have discussed cannabis dozens of times over out relationship, which has lasted for over 20 years now. If you approach these independents with good info and without fear, they see that cannabis can be beneficial. It's up to you to dispel their fears. Peace...j.b.

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HB4851 —Would add to the definition of a ”bona-fide physician-patient relationship. ”MPP agrees with the Michigan Board of Medicine that the same standards requiredfor prescribing any other drug should apply, and no special standard, higher or lower, is called for in recommending marijuana. The bill would also clarify that patients may offer evidence of their medical use as a defense to criminal charges. MPP supports this change.

 

The part about patients having a defense... I don't see where this is mentioned in the bill. Can someone point it out to me?

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