Michigan patients could purchase medical marijuana at a pharmacy under an advancing proposal that would require federal approval before implementation. Michigan’s Republican led Senate recently approved a measure seeking to create a “pharmaceutical-grade cannabis” registry that would run alongside – but not replace the patient/caregiver medical marijuana model approved by voters in 2008.
Senate Bill 660 introduced by state Sen. Roger Kahn, R-Saginaw Township, is entirely dependent upon the federal government reclassifying marijuana as a Schedule II drug, similar to OxyContin or Percocet. Without federal approval, the new system would exist only on paper.
Senator Kahn, a medical doctor, says that regulating marijuana and selling it through a pharmacy will allow patients access to marijuana that has consistent potency and is tested to ensure it does not contain molds, pesticides or other toxins.
Under the proposal, the Michigan Department of Community Health would be tasked with licensing, registering and inspecting specialized marijuana manufacturing facilities. Those wishing to distribute would have to obtain a license from the Michigan Board of Pharmacy, as already required for other controlled substances.
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There is a substantial amount of litigation that is in the Michigan Courts right now relative to medical marijuana and the presence of THC in a person’s blood stream. If you are a patient and/or caregiver you should be aware that the current state of the law regarding medical marijuana can change at any moment. We at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. keep up with all changes in the criminal law in order to best be of service to our clients. If you are charged with violating the medical marijuana law, or any controlled substance violation, please call LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. at (248) 263-6800 or complete the Request for Information Form
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