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Michigan Caregivers That Served In Military, Exempt From State Medical Marijuana Fees


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Yep, that's what it says.

 

 "Gov. Rick Snyder has signed laws waiving fees for Michigan veterans seeking certain job licenses from the state, to include medical marijuana caregivers."

 

Though, I'm at a bit of a loss to explain what a "Caregiver Licensing" fee is.   Ten dollars for a change form?  

 

http://marijuanapatients.org/michigan-caregivers-served-military-exempt-state-fees/

 

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Update 28 May:  The answer, $25.00,  is contained in "R 333.111" in the reference doc:  

 

http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/orr/Files/RIS/1303_2013-105LR_ris.pdf

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Yep, that's what it says.

 

 "Gov. Rick Snyder has signed laws waiving fees for Michigan veterans seeking certain job licenses from the state, to include medical marijuana caregivers."[/size]

 

Though, I'm at a bit of a loss to explain what a "Caregiver Licensing" fee is.   Ten dollars for a change form?  

 

http://marijuanapatients.org/michigan-caregivers-served-military-exempt-state-fees/

Great news. With regard to our executive branch, it seems that the only real anti MMJ force is bill Schuette. Let's hope and vote he is a one-termer.

 

Our former AG, republican Mike Cox, has already said that he didn't pay attention to MMJ while in office but now he sees MMJ as a state's rights issue and is therefore supportive. Schuette is becoming alone in his own corner. Probably best that he slink back from public service and live a quiet life living off the family fortune.

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http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2013-SB-0671

 

Sec. 4. (1) The department shall waive the fee for an initial license or initial registration that is otherwise required under this act, or an application processing fee charged by the department for an initial license or initial registration, if the applicant is an individual who served in the armed forces and he or she provides to the department a form DD214, form DD215, or any other form that is satisfactory to the department that demonstrates he or she was separated from that service with an honorable character of service or under honorable conditions (general) character of service.

 

good question, is it on the veterans first caregiver change form that the $10 is waived ?

 

just seems like a pain in the donkey. 'first one is free'.

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I've noticed that the only mention of "medical marijuana caregivers" is in the title of the article written by the author. Looking at all of the House and Senate references to the bill, I see no evidence of "medical marijuana caregivers" being covered.  

 

Full listing:  http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(zeqyopv5ed00eq45l25pcx55))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=2013-SB-0671

 

(copy/paste the full URL of the link above)

 

The Fiscal Impact Summary, Table 1 lists occupations, sans "medical marijuana caregivers" : http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2014/billanalysis/Senate/htm/2013-SFA-0671-S.htm

 

The closest the list comes to a Caregiver is a Forester, and although some of you may produce some huge medicinal plants, you are not Foresters.   :)

 

I at first had my hopes up that at least the state was recognizing medical marijuana caregiving as a profession.  But at least the intent of the bill is to alleviate some of the financial burden endured by veterans starting a business.  

 

If, in fact, LARA does waive registration fees for initial MMJ registration, change forms may not be subject to waiver, similar to the unfortunate view by LARA that change forms are not subject to the same processing time frames as initial applications.  Additionally, if the application form is changed to add the veteran waiver, some people may end up having their application denied because they used an older form.  Ring a bell? 

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family fortune?   I was hoping that once  medical cannabis users realized that buying those family products is a huge support for that family's political maneuvers, and when those politics are not liked, we would all stop buying/supporting the family fortune. Oh well, one can hope........ :turkey:

Great news. With regard to our executive branch, it seems that the only real anti MMJ force is bill Schuette. Let's hope and vote he is a one-termer.

Our former AG, republican Mike Cox, has already said that he didn't pay attention to MMJ while in office but now he sees MMJ as a state's rights issue and is therefore supportive. Schuette is becoming alone in his own corner. Probably best that he slink back from public service and live a quiet life living off the family fortune.

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