Michigan House OKs medical pot rules with wide support

Michigan House OKs medical pot rules with wide support

Published on Oct 5, 2015

This Wednesday, the Michigan House of Representatives passed 3 bills helping to clarify the state's medical marijuana rules. First was to properly regulate both smokable and non-smokable forms of marijuana, as some have beeen prosecuted for using edibles which can be safer than smoking. Second was to tax the medical marijuana market at 9%, which some legislators had issues with as other prescription meds are not taxed. And lastly the third bill to pass was a system to track the cannabis from seed to sale.

"“By passing this landmark legislation, the Michigan House today is taking a historic step toward better protecting medical marijuana patients and providing local businesses and communities with a clear, consistent framework to make sure everyone across Michigan plays by the rules,” said Willie Rochon, MCDA secretary.

"I find the solution to be imperfect, but a good compromise," he said. "I hope the Legislature will ensure that this evolving market is something that we continue to get right."

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