Category: Medical Marijuana
| Posted on Sat, December, 12th 2015 by THCFinder
A news report just confirmed that Senator Jones got his ass kicked in Tuesday’s Judiciary Committee meeting.
I am proud to say, I did some of the footwork.
At the end of the December 8 Judiciary Committee meeting, where new amendments to Michigan’s medical marijuana dispensary bills were introduced, Sen. Jones promised the people in attendance, “I am very sorry we could not have a vote today; that was my full intent… but I will have (a vote) as soon as possible.”
Two days after testimony by myself and others against the new version of the dispensary/warehousing/transport/seed-to-sale bill, Jones appeared in news media to say that he was abandoning all hope of passing the bills in Committee.
Per the MIRS news service: “New regulations on the state’s medical marijuana industry won’t be coming out of the Legislature in 2015 and may have problems moving in the Senate next year with a House-passed package having stalled in a Senate committee… (Jones) doesn’t have the votes in his committee to move” the bill package. MIRS, Medical Marijuana Regulation Shelved Until 2016, December 10 (no Internet link)
It’s a bizarre admission for the Senator to make, and a rarely-used political strategy, but the action to bypass Committee is allowable under state law.
What changed, and what was said? Oh, that’s a juicy story, to be sure.