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The Birmingham Compassion Club is hosting a discussion this week at the Baldwin Public Library with state Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville, who has introduced House Bill 5580 in the Michigan House of Representatives.


The bill is a medical marijuana friendly “local option” that would allow municipalities a choice whether to embrace medical marijuana commercial activity, or not, in the form of “provisioning centers.” The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the downstairs Jeanne Lloyd Room at the library.


“House Bill 5580 gives solid direction to municipalities that choose to regulate public, commercial activity under the MMA according to the needs of each community,” according to Chad Carr, director of Birmingham Compassion Club.


Callton is a practicing chiropractor who takes a health care perspective on medical marijuana.


“I wanted to help give some direction to municipalities as to how to zone for provisioning centers, if their community can benefit from them,” Callton said. “I also want to help define a safe place where the medicine, in excess of what is immediately needed by the caregivers for their patients, can be taken to and distributed to those in need.”


In addition to Callton, Southfield defense attorney Michael Komorn will give a brief update on medical marijuana case law that has reaffirmed or strengthened existing protections for patients and caregivers under the act; and Lansing attorney Matt Newburg will discuss People v. McQueen and other medical marijuana cases headed to the Michigan Supreme Court.


The meeting is open to the public. The Baldwin Library is located at 300 W. Merrill Street.



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