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Medical marijuana dispensaries would be legalized under proposal from Michigan lawmaker
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Thu, February, 14th 2013 by THCFinder
LANSING, MI - A Michigan lawmaker is preparing another attempt to legalize some types of medical marijuana shops in the aftermath of a state Supreme Court ruling that dispensaries facilitating patient-to-patient sales are not protected under the state's current law.
Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville, said this week he’s gathering co-sponsors and the bill could be introduced as early as today. His bill would allow medical marijuana dispensaries or provisioning centers to handle sales if a local government unit authorizes them within their jurisdiction.
Callton said current restrictions on the sale of medical marijuana are too limiting, particularly for cancer patients or others who need the drug quickly and can’t wait to grow their own or find a caregiver.
“This is inadequate,” Callton said of the state’s current law on medical marijuana sales. “We have 126,000 medical marijuana patients in Michigan and there are not enough caregivers to provide for them.”
Callton introduced a somewhat similar proposal in the last legislative session, and the plan did not advance. He’s hoping for more progress this time, particularly since a Michigan Supreme Court ruling from this month.
The court opinion upheld an appeals court ruling affirming the state's right to shut down the "Compassionate Apothecary" dispensary in Mt. Pleasant for violating Michigan's public health code.
The ruling, according to Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, empowers county prosecutors across the state to shut down remaining dispensaries that sell marijuana on the grounds that they are a public nuisance.
But not all dispensaries are shutting down, saying it’s too early to tell what the court’s decision means for them.
Read more: http://www.mlive.com
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Ariz. court ruling upholds DUI test for marijuana
Category: News | Posted on Thu, February, 14th 2013 by THCFinder
PHOENIX (AP) -- An appeals court has issued a ruling that upholds the right of authorities to prosecute pot smokers in Arizona for driving under the influence even when there is no evidence that they are actually high.
The ruling by the Court of Appeals focuses on the chemical compounds in marijuana that show up in blood and urine tests after people smoke pot. One chemical compound causes drivers to be impaired; another is a chemical that stays in people's systems for weeks after they've smoked marijuana but doesn't affect impairment.
The court ruled that both compounds apply to Arizona law, meaning a driver doesn't have to actually be impaired to get prosecuted for DUI. As long as there is evidence of marijuana in their system, they can get a DUI, the court said.
The ruling overturns a decision by a lower court judge who said it didn't make sense to prosecute a person with no evidence they're under the influence.
The lower court judge cited the proliferation of states easing their marijuana laws, but the Court of Appeals ruling issued Tuesday dismissed that by saying Arizona's medical marijuana law is irrelevant regarding DUI. More than 35,000 people in Arizona have medical marijuana cards.
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